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374 reviewed resources for causes of world war ii

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Coming of Age During Japanese Occupation: Richard E. Kim's Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. Learners read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, participate in classroom discussions about the novel and keep journals in which they respond to...
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Franz Joseph I - The Father of Austria-Hungary

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do personal tragedies affect the political decisions of leaders? Franz Joseph I, the increasingly isolated emperor of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, faced several traumatic events that likely influenced his decisions in the war....
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U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
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Road to War

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine Hitler's aggression and Europe's appeasement. In this World War II activity, students take notes on a lecture about the build up of the war and examine images that help them understand war concepts.
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Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Young scholars discuss the...
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World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars justify how alliances lead to war. They compare the conflicts of war that arose because of imperialist interest. Students explain the cause of World War I. They compare and contrast European maps before and after World...
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Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II: Evacuation from Prohibited Zones

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read and discuss the Enemy Alien Evacuation Order. They perform research by reading newspaper articles from February 1942 as well as investigating available information on the Internet. Students work in groups to create a...
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Why do wars occur?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Understanding the causes of war is one way (possibly) to prevent it. World War II is used as a case study to facilitate an understanding of reasons why wars start. Topics covered included Totalitarianism, scarcity of resources, need for...
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Evaluate Causes of U.S. Involvement in World War II

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine and evaluate causes of U.S. involvement in World War II by interpreting a telegram from General Douglas MacArthur to William Allen White, the publisher and editor of Kansas' Emporia Gazette.
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Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners use a map to locate World War II's Pacific Theater. Using provided links, they research this region during the war and learn about veterans. They invite a veteran of the war to visit the class and ask them questions based on...
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Comparing/Contrasting the Treatment of African American Servicemen During the Civil War and World War II

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the treatment of African-American soldiers during the American Civil War and World War II. In this African-American history lesson, 11th graders analyze and interpret the films "Glory,"and "The...
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World War I

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Using maps, diagrams, and lists, this resource is a wonderful way to review the main concepts involving WWI. There are charts with a comparison of imperialism and nationalism, and other key ideas that explain how Europe plunged into this...
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The Origins of World War II

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the events leading up to WWII, using hand-outs, worksheets, and supplementary activities.
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World War II – In a Nutshell

For Students 8th - 12th
For this World War II worksheet, students respond to 49 fill in the blank questions about the causes, events, and culmination of the war. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.
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Main Causes of World War Two Crossword

For Students 7th - 12th
In this causes of World War II crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 14 clues to identify the correct words and names that will solve the crossword puzzle.
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Early U. S. Involvement in World War II

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how the U. S. was aided by the Allies in World War II before the U. S. declared war. They analyze the evolution of U. S. foreign policy from the beginning of WW II through U. S. Declaration of War
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Over the Top: Trench Warfare in the First World War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to give three reasons men joined up to fight in World War I. They are able to place in order the event leading to the outbreak of war and describe the soldiers arrival in the trenches. Students are able to describe...
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What is to Become of the World After the War?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze primary sources regarding World War II. For this World War II lesson, students read "The Atlantic Charter," and respond to questions about the document. 
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World War II: Modern History of Hawaii

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this World War II lesson, students discuss the role Hawaii played in the great battle and what type conflicts happened among the island chain. Students view a...
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America's Economy: Sorrow And Hope

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how Americans found the hope that broke the Great Depression. In this American economics lesson, students watch "America's Economy: Sorrow and Hope." Students then discuss the implications of the depression and...
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"A Sound of Hammering" by Dazai Osamu

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Dazai Osamu’s short story, “A Sound of Hammering” is the focus of a three-day investigation of modern Japanese literature and life in post-World War II Japan. The events in Osamu’s story mirror those in his own life, and give a...
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Causes of World War Two Wordsearch

For Students 9th - 12th
In this causes of World War II word search worksheet, learners locate and circle 18 significant names and terms pertaining to this time period in world history. A word bank is provided.
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World War II (1939–1945)

For Students 8th - 12th
For this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of World War II.
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Japanese Internment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students visit Japanese internment camps. For this World War II lesson, students examine photographs from the internment camps and use them to imagine what it must have been like to live in the camps. Students write poems, letters, or...

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