Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.11c - World War II Major Events

The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by

c) describing the major events, including major battles and the role of new technologies;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Major theaters of war included Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

ESSENTIALS

Major events of the war (1939–1945)

 German invasion of Poland

 Fall of France

 Battle of Britain

 German invasion of the Soviet Union

 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

 D-Day (Allied invasion of Europe)

 Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Appeasement

Blitzkrieg

Yalta Conference

United Nations

Superpowers

Atomic Bomb

Axis Powers

Allied Powers

Genocide

Anti-Semitism

Holocaust

Armenian Genocide

Great Purge

People:

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D Eisenhower

Douglas MacArthur

Winston Churchill

George Marshall

Allies

Axis

Places:

Japan

Italy

Germany

Soviet Union

Israel

Updated: Jun 01, 2018