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Summary Of WWII

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  • 1. Summary of World War II Adam Rusticus ED 205.09 End
  • 2. About the Author
    • My name is Adam Rusticus, I am a Sophomore at Grand Valley State University. I am a Mathematics major with an emphasis in Elementary Education. I enjoy golf, history and kids. If you would like to contact me, please follow the link to my email address
    End
  • 3. Guide to this Lesson
    • Who Was Involved
    • Map of Europe
    • Map of Pacific
    • Why it Started
    • Major Battles in Europe
    • Major Battles in the Pacific
    • The Holocaust
    • The Atomic Bomb
    • The Surrender
    • Resources
    • Concept Map
    End
  • 4. Who Was Involved
    • Axis Powers
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Allied Powers
    • United States
    • Great Britain
    • France
    • Soviet Union
    There were many more countries who were part of these two powers. These are the major players who invested the most money and soldiers. Click here to see a map of control in Europe during World War 2 Click here to see a map of control in the Pacific during World War 2 End
  • 5. Map of Pacific Front End
  • 6. Map European Front End
  • 7. Why the United States Entered
    • Click here to hear President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    End
  • 8. Major Battles in Europe
    • Normandy: This battle was known as D-day. Allied forces landed in June 6, 1944 with the United States contributing over 75,000 to this battle.
    • Stalingrad: It was the bloodiest battle in WWII. The city was vital to Hitler’s oil supply. This battle, won by the Allies, lasted almost a year.
    • Victory in Europe Day: This battle was more of a formality where the Germans surrendered, one week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide.
    End
  • 9. Major Battles of the Pacific
    • Attack on Pearl Harbor: U.S. lost 5 battleships, 205 aircraft and 3,500 people died. Minimal damage to Japanese.
    • Battle of Midway: U.S. forces went to Midway to stop Japanese advances and to take Midway Island.
    • Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Click here to see the information about this battle
    End
  • 10. The Atomic Bomb
    • The dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki signaled the certain end of the Pacific front and an Allied victory in the Pacific.
    • The atomic bomb was dropped in August of 1945. The 2 single bomb and its after-effects killed more that 220,000 people.
    • To put that into perspective, the United States lost 500,000 lives in the whole war
    End
  • 11. The Holocaust
    • Click here to see actual pictures of the Holocaust
    End
  • 12. The Surrender
    • Click here to hear Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, announce the surrender of Nazi Germany
    End
  • 13. Resources
    • http://www.angelfire.com/ia/totalwar/
    • www.google.com
    • www.youtube.com
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/history/worldwar2audioclipslibrary_clip35.shtml
    • http://hms.ttsd.k12.or.us/curriculum/7/ww2/battles.html
    • www. teachertube .com
    End
  • 14. Concept Map End