Who dunnit?<br />Axis Powers<br /> Germany, Italy, Japan<br />Allied Powers<br />Britain, China, France, U.S., Russia, Canada, and Australia<br />
Fast Facts<br />Time: 1939-1945<br />Casualties: Over 70 million dead<br />Most widespread war ever<br />First use of nuclear bombs<br />The Holocaust occurred during this time<br />
Origins<br /><ul><li>The Treaty of Versailles is first major component to WWII.
Germany was stripped of a great amount of territory and was forced to pay a huge sum of money for reparations.
In January 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s came to power.
In 1939, Germany had almost completely breached “The Treaty of Versailles.”
On September 1st, 1939 war was declared on Germany by France and Britain.
What exactly was the Treaty of Versailles? Click here</li></li></ul><li>The Holocaust<br />The genocide of about 6 million Jewish people by the Nazi regime in Germany.<br />Rounded up and sent to concentration camps to do slave labor. Many died of exhaustion and starvation.<br />Mass shootings and gas chamber deaths <br />More information: http://remember.org/. <br />Who is Anne Frank? http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?ModuleId=10005210<br />
The Attack On Pearl Harbor<br />December 7th, 1941<br />U.S. had maintained neutrality until this period. However, the U.S. did freeze assets/relations with Germany, Italy, and Japan.<br />Pearl Harbor, a navy base, in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese fighter planes.<br />The United States and Britain declare war on Japan.<br />
D-Day<br />D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944 <br />U.S. invaded Normandy, France and began journey to stop the German army<br />General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”<br />Click here for a visual video on D-Day.<br />
Atomic Bombs<br />August 6, 1945<br />Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S.<br />66,000 killed instantly, 69,000 injured<br />--------------------------------<br />August 9, 1945<br />Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan by the U.S.<br />Leveled half of the city<br />Population dropped from 422,000 to 383,000<br />Link to more info: here<br />
V-J Day/End of War<br />August 14th, 1945<br />Japan is the last to surrender to the U.S.<br />Surrender documents finally signed aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, ending the war.<br />
Discussion!<br />Please take out a scrap piece of paper and jot down answers/notes about the questions below. Then wait for the class to engage in discussion.<br />Who were the three axis powers?<br />What was attacked on December 7, 1941?<br />What was D-Day?<br />What were some of the repercussions of the atomic bombs?<br />What was the Holocaust?<br />
Photo Citations<br /><ul><li>Slide 1: "Map of Europe During WWII." [Online image]http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/all_images/Otherpics/BC-WWII-Map.jpg, March 23, 2010.
Slide 1: “Globe.” ClipArt. Microsoft PowerPoint, March 23, 2010.
Slide 9: Kiss Photo [Online image] http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/2700000/VJ-Day-Kiss-famous-kisses-2799413-600-897.jpg, March 23, 2010.</li></li></ul><li>Info Citations<br />Bellis, Mary. History of the Atomic Bomb & The Manhattan Project [Online] Available http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb_2.htm, March 23, 2010.<br />History Channel Staff. Victory in Japan (V-J) Day. [Online] Available http://www.history.com/topics/v-j-day, March 23, 2010.<br />Shrock, Kathy. Kathy Schrock’s Guide For Educators World History Sites. [Online] Available http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/history/histw.html, March 23, 2010.<br />The History Place Staff. World War II in Europe Timeline. [Online] Availablehttp://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm#pearl, March 23, 2010.<br />United States Army. D-Day. [Online] Available http://www.army.mil/d-day/, March 23, 2010.<br />World War II Net Staff. Prelude to War. [Online] Available http://www.worldwar-2.net/prelude-to-war/prelude-to-war-index.htm, March 23, 2010. <br />Sound Effects from: http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/weapons.html (Missile and Explosion)<br />