World War II Responsibility Sheet
Key concept/ Big Ideas: Change and Conflict
Essential Question: What factors create change/conflict
and global responsibility?
Statement of Inquiry: Rising awareness of national identity, competition for resources, and advancements in technology led to tensions between major powers
Global Context: Scientific and technical innovation Exploration: Ingenuity and progress
4C’s Communication & Critical Thinking
21st Century Skills: Global Awareness
Militarism Alliances Imperialism Nationalism Unification
League of Nations Totalitarianism Fascism Socialism Communism
Appeasement Munich Conference Nazi-Soviet Pact
Collective Security isolationism Interventionism dictatorship Nazism
Treaty of Versailles Yalta Conference Potsdam Conference 5-year plan
Weimer Republic Luftwaffe Royal Air force Concentration Camps
Shindler’s List Gestapo Genocide Nuremberg Trials ISIS/ISOL
Munich Agreement Atlantic Charter Blitzkrieg Little Boy Fat Man
Nagasaki Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Pearl Harbor Axis Powers
Allied Powers Cash and Carry Lend-Lease Neutrality Act of 1939
Tripartite Pact Selective Service Act German Wolf Pacts
Manhattan Project Casablanca Meeting Tuskegee Airmen
D-Day V-E Day Kamikaze pilots Japanese Internment Camps
GI Bill Espionage and sedition Acts 1917-1918 US Patriot Act
Executive Order 9066
10-88 Studebaker US6 Jet Engines Radar
Mitsubishi Zero Essex Class Aircraft Carrier B-17 Flying Fortress
F6F-Hell Cat Untersee boot-U-boat P51 Mustang A-Bomb
Cavity Magnetron P51 Mustang
MAJOR BATTLES/ IMPORTANT FOR BATTLES:
Battle of the Atlantic Battle of Britain Eastern and Mediterranean Fronts
Western Fronts Eastern Fronts Pacific Theater Stalingrad
North African Front Italian Campaign Casablanca Meeting
Operation Overlord D-Day Battle of the Bulge V-E Day
Battle of the Coral Sea Battle of Midway Hiroshima Nagasaki
Atlantic Carter Guadalcanal Iwo Jima Okinawa
Battle of Philippines Korematsu vs. United States
Adolf Hitler Franklin D. Roosevelt Dwight D. Eisenhower Benito Mussolini
Dr. Sues Karl Marx Fidel Castro Mao Ze Dong
Francisco Franco Emperor Hirohito Hideki Tojo Winston Churchill
Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin Oscar Schindler Anne Frank
Charles de Gaulle Reinhardt Heydrich Harry Truman
1. What were the causes of World War II?
2. Who were the dictators? How did they rise to power?
3. Tell the difference between socialism, communism, fascism, democracy
4. Why did countries follow the policy of appeasement?
5. How and why did Hitler advance?
6. Describe Early Axis Power Aggression
7. What were the major battles and impact it had on the world?
8. What new technology and weapons were used during WWII?
9. What events led to the US involvement during WWII?
10. How and Why did treat the Jews poorly? What happened to them?
11. What were some turning points during WWII?
12. Who lost the most amount of men during WWII?
13. What were the two opposing sides during WWII?
14. What effect did the War have American lives at home?
15. Describe the Manhattan Project- why was it created? What was it?
16. What effect did the war have on US (and other countries) economies?
17. How did Hitler and Germany get “taken down”? What happened to the Nazi’s?
18. What was the outcome of the war? What happened to Europe? The losers?
19. What did America do to the Japanese-Americans? Why?
20. Why happened at Yalta?
21. Why did the US drop the atomic bombs? Would you have?
22. What happened to civil liberties during WWII?
23. What happened at Potsdam?
24. What were the effects of WWII?