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Lesson #8: Turning Points

What were the key battles that were turning points of World War II?

Turning Points of WWII (Slides)

Turning Points (Handouts)


The policy of pacifying an aggressive nation in the hopes of avoiding further conflict.

Unit # 8: Rise of Dictators & World War II

Lesson #9: War in Pacific

How did the United States bring the war closer to Japan?

War in Pacific (Slides)

War in Pacific (Handout)​

Pearl Harbor

Turning point of World War II

Lesson #6: Road to War

What were the key events on the road to World War II?

Road to War (Slides)

Road to War (Handout)

Lessons & Resources

Lesson #10: Review

What were the lasting political, social, economic and geographic effects of WWII.

Simple History: History of WWII (Video)

Effects of WWII (Slides)

Concept Mapping WWII (Docs)

Dictators & WWII Review Sheet (Docs)

Adolf Hitler of Germany

Mr. Christopher Patten

Lesson #7: Battles

How did America’s inaction prior to World War II help lead to it’s outbreak?

World War II (Map)

Battles of World War II (Slides)

Battles WWII (Handout)

Lesson #1: Post World War I

What was life like in Europe and the United States after World War I?

Post-World War I (Slides)

Lesson #2: Totalitarianism

What was is totalitarianism?

Cult of Personality (Video)

Totalitarianism (Slides)

Totalitarianism (Handout)

Lesson #5: Appeasement

Was the policy of appeasement the right chose at the Munich Conference?

Appeasement (Slides)

Appeasement Cartoons (Docs)

Munich Conference (Primary Sources)

World War II Cartoons (Slides)

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

Lesson #3: Stalin

Would Stalin’s methods and policies be “Liked” or “Disliked” by other leaders of history?

Stalin'S Soviet Union (Slides)

Stalin (Docs)

Like/Dislike Stalin (Docs)


An ideology where all social, economic, and political powers are centered in the government completely.