What caused World War II? Understanding the causes of a major global conflict.
What does World War I have to do with World War II? <ul><li>There were several issues that arose out World War I that led ...
Treaty of Versailles From reading the Treaty of Versailles you can see that Germany was blamed for starting the war and pu...
What does money have to do with it? <ul><li>Since the Treaty of Versailles said Germany had to pay a lot of reparations (w...
Hyperinflation and Depression From reading about Germany’s economic problems you could see how people in Germany would be ...
Democracy isn’t always a good fit. <ul><li>After World War I  Kaiser Wilhelm  was forced to step down.  Germany now had a ...
Weimar Republic and Discontent From reading about the Weimar Republic you now know how Germans had no history of democracy...
Learning Check #1 Review the concepts you just learned.  If you’re easily able to answer all the questions you’re ready to...
Why were the German people unhappy with the Treaty of Versailles? <ul><li>Click the correct answer: </li></ul><ul><li>They...
Correct! <ul><li>The Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for starting the war and made them responsible for paying a massi...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to go back to the original slide on the Treaty of Versailles to review. </li></ul><ul><li>Cl...
How did the government try to solve Germany's economic issues? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>By r...
Correct! <ul><li>That's right, the Weimar Republic tried to help Germany's economy by printing money.  Unfortunately this ...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to go back to the slide on Germany's economy to review. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here  to ret...
Why were the German people unhappy with the Weimar Republic? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>They t...
Correct! <ul><li>Even though the Weimar Republic didn't come to power until after World War I it was blamed for the Treaty...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to review the slide on the Weimar Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here  to return to the o...
Who is Adolf Hitler? <ul><li>Most people have heard Hitler’s name before and have an idea of who he is.  Select one of the...
Fascism and Totalitarianism <ul><li>Fascism  and  totalitarianism  are very controlling/restrictive forms of government th...
Fascism and Totalitarianism <ul><li>Fascism  and  totalitarianism  are very controlling/restrictive forms of government th...
Why did people support Hitler? <ul><li>After reading about Hitler, the conditions in Germany, and the rise of fascism you ...
Learning Check #2 Review the concepts you have just learned.  If you’re easily able to answer all the questions you’re rea...
Which statement most accurately defines Hitler? <ul><li>Click the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>An Austrian  born fasc...
Correct! <ul><li>Hitler was born in Austria, but did serve in the German army during World War I (remember Austria and Ger...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to review the slide on Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here  to return to the original quest...
What is fascism? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>A government  where people vote for their leader. ...
Correct! <ul><li>In a fascist state the citizens are expected to be completely loyal to both the leader and the state.  Of...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to review the slide on fascism. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here  to return to the original ques...
Which statement best describes why people support Hitler? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>They want...
Correct! <ul><li>People supported Hitler because they felt he would be a strong leader and help fix their economy.  They f...
Incorrect <ul><li>Click here  to review information on Hitler's rise to power. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here  to return to ...
Choice Project Using the information you gathered select which project you would prefer to do. To get instructions on how ...
Timetoast Timeline <ul><li>Making a  timetoast  timeline is simple and free! </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link above and...
SpiderScribe Cause and Event Chain <ul><li>Go to  SpiderScribe  and create an account. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you sign in ...
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  1. 1. What caused World War II? Understanding the causes of a major global conflict.
  2. 2. What does World War I have to do with World War II? <ul><li>There were several issues that arose out World War I that led to conflict between nations instead of peace. The main cause of these conflicts was the Treaty of Versailles. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read the actual Treaty of Versailles. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read a summary of the Treaty of Versailles. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read an abbreviated summary of the Treaty of Versailles. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Treaty of Versailles From reading the Treaty of Versailles you can see that Germany was blamed for starting the war and punished the most out of any nation. This made Germany very angry and frustrated.
  4. 4. What does money have to do with it? <ul><li>Since the Treaty of Versailles said Germany had to pay a lot of reparations (war debt) Germany went into an economic depression. To try to help the economy the government started printing money. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read a brief overview of Germany’s depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read about Germany’s depression and a detailed overview of hyperinflation . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hyperinflation and Depression From reading about Germany’s economic problems you could see how people in Germany would be very unhappy. People were broke and their money was so worthless they actually burned it because it was cheaper than buying firewood. The economy wasn’t the only thing many Germans were unhappy about though . ..
  6. 6. Democracy isn’t always a good fit. <ul><li>After World War I Kaiser Wilhelm was forced to step down. Germany now had a democracy called the Weimar Republic , which was a coalition government . Many German people were not happy with the new government. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read a brief overview of why Germans were unhappy with the Weimar Republic. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Weimar Republic and Discontent From reading about the Weimar Republic you now know how Germans had no history of democracy and felt the government was weak and ineffective. They were looking for strong leadership.
  8. 8. Learning Check #1 Review the concepts you just learned. If you’re easily able to answer all the questions you’re ready to move on. If you had trouble, review the last three slides.
  9. 9. Why were the German people unhappy with the Treaty of Versailles? <ul><li>Click the correct answer: </li></ul><ul><li>They thought they deserved to be rewarded more land. </li></ul><ul><li>They were blamed for the war and had to pay massive war reparations. </li></ul><ul><li>They weren't allowed to form an alliance with France anymore. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Correct! <ul><li>The Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for starting the war and made them responsible for paying a massive amount of war reparations. This ruined their economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to move onto the next question. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to go back to the original slide on the Treaty of Versailles to review. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to go back to the original question. </li></ul>
  12. 12. How did the government try to solve Germany's economic issues? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>By raising taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>By reducing wages. </li></ul><ul><li>By printing more money . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Correct! <ul><li>That's right, the Weimar Republic tried to help Germany's economy by printing money. Unfortunately this just led to hyperinflation and made the economy worse. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to go to the next question. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to go back to the slide on Germany's economy to review. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to return to the original question. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why were the German people unhappy with the Weimar Republic? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>They thought it was weak and blamed it for the Treaty of Versailles. </li></ul><ul><li>They thought it was too strong and feared what it would do. </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody voted for the government, it was put in place by the League of Nations. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Correct! <ul><li>Even though the Weimar Republic didn't come to power until after World War I it was blamed for the Treaty of Versailles and the economic problems Germany had as a result. The Weimar Republic was also considered to be weak an unproductive by the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to move on to the next topic. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to review the slide on the Weimar Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to return to the original question. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Who is Adolf Hitler? <ul><li>Most people have heard Hitler’s name before and have an idea of who he is. Select one of the links below to find out a bit more. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for a brief background on Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for an in depth look at his life and rise to power. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fascism and Totalitarianism <ul><li>Fascism and totalitarianism are very controlling/restrictive forms of government that rose in Europe after World War I. As Americans it is sometimes hard to understand why people supported these types of governments. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read a brief overview about the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Fascism and Totalitarianism <ul><li>Fascism and totalitarianism are very controlling/restrictive forms of government that rose in Europe after World War I. As Americans it is sometimes hard to understand why people supported these types of governments. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read a brief overview about the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Why did people support Hitler? <ul><li>After reading about Hitler, the conditions in Germany, and the rise of fascism you can see why the Germans were desperate enough to support Hitler. Since Germany had no history of democracy and the Weimar Republic was very weak Hitler had a lot of appeal to the German people. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Learning Check #2 Review the concepts you have just learned. If you’re easily able to answer all the questions you’re ready to move on. If you had trouble, review the last three slide.
  23. 23. Which statement most accurately defines Hitler? <ul><li>Click the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>An Austrian born fascist leader who served during World War I. </li></ul><ul><li>A German born democratic leader who served during World War I. </li></ul><ul><li>A peaceful communist leader who didn't believe in war. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Correct! <ul><li>Hitler was born in Austria, but did serve in the German army during World War I (remember Austria and Germany had a long standing alliance and speak the same language). </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to move on to the next question. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to review the slide on Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to return to the original question. </li></ul>
  26. 26. What is fascism? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>A government where people vote for their leader. </li></ul><ul><li>A government that uses communism. </li></ul><ul><li>A government that demands complete loyalty to both the leader and the state. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Correct! <ul><li>In a fascist state the citizens are expected to be completely loyal to both the leader and the state. Often times there are restrictive laws in place that give leaders lots of control over a person's life. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to move on to the next question. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to review the slide on fascism. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to return to the original question. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Which statement best describes why people support Hitler? <ul><li>Click on the correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted a strong leader who would stand up against communism. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted a communist leader. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted an Austrian leader. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Correct! <ul><li>People supported Hitler because they felt he would be a strong leader and help fix their economy. They feared falling to communism, and Hitler took a strong stance against it. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to move on! </li></ul>
  31. 31. Incorrect <ul><li>Click here to review information on Hitler's rise to power. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to return to the original question. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Choice Project Using the information you gathered select which project you would prefer to do. To get instructions on how to create a timeline click here . To get instructions on how to create a cause and effect chain click here .
  33. 33. Timetoast Timeline <ul><li>Making a timetoast timeline is simple and free! </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link above and create an account. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you’ve signed in click on your timelines and then add a new timeline . </li></ul><ul><li>Add events to your timeline by clicking the add event button . Don’t worry about putting them in order, timetoast will do it for you! Be sure to give a description of each event and include pictures and links when possible. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished publish your timeline and send me the link. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Email me . I’m happy to help. </li></ul>
  34. 34. SpiderScribe Cause and Event Chain <ul><li>Go to SpiderScribe and create an account. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you sign in click create a new map . </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll be given a blank canvas to create a cause and effect chain. Be sure to include images and provide links and descriptions when necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re finished make your map public and share the link with me. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Email me. I’m happy to help. </li></ul>

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