World War Two
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H Y Wheeler
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- Suggested Activities
- What is Causation? Information Sheet
- Causation Card Sort
- Causes of World War Two Card Sort
- Causation Wordsearch
The Treaty of Versailles
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What is Causation? – Information Sheet and Card Sort
2. General discussion about what caused World War Two
3. Causes of World War Two Card Sort – can be combined with Causation
4. Causation Wordsearch
WWII Causes Information & Activity Book
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What is Causation?
When historians talk about causation, they are trying to find out why something happened. The reasons for things happening are often divided into different categories:
Social, economic, political, technological, military
They can also be divided into time periods:
Long term, medium term, short term
Many things that happen also have a trigger event – the final straw, or the event that finally causes something else to happen
Mr Brown needed more money so he took a second job at night.
Mr Brown was very tired and didn 't hear his alarm clock.
Mr Brown had to rush to get to his day job on time.
Mr Brown was driving too fast and crashed his car
What caused Mr Brown to crash his car?
The trigger that made him crash was the fact that he was driving too fast
But, if Mr Brown had not been in a rush maybe he would have driven slower
And, if Mr Brown had heard his alarm clock he would not have been in a rush
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Adolf Hitler was one of the most influential people in the interwar era. His actions during the interwar era caused World War II, which had enormous impacts on almost every country in the world. There are three reasons why he gained so much influence in Germany. First of all people were disappointed in the current German government and wanted a change. Secondly, Hitler and his Nazi party were similar in ideology to the majority of people and finally he was a great orator who used his similarity to the rest of the German people to help his party grow and to help himself become dictator.
This reckless driving--113 m.p.h--was a surprise and frustration for the author because his son was reasonable, measured, and mostly repentant after the incident; his son’s only qualm was that he shouldn’t have been cited for reckless driving because he was incredibly focused and thoughtful about where and when he was speeding. This odd paradox was frustrating to the author because he simply couldn’t understand his son’s thinking.
Do unto others what one would want done unto him or herself. In World War II with Nazi control in much of Europe, even if individuals had problems with how certain people were being treated, not many actually took action. A particular person who decided to counter the flow of what was accepted, was Pastor André Trocmé. That particular pastor was a member of a small French village, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. There, many Jewish people were housed and protected as much as the small community could provide from their Nazi persecutors; who otherwise would have put into concentration camps or in some cases death camps. The entirety of the village needed to work together in order to achieve the pursuits they hoped to accomplish. The level of their
World War 1 left Germany with a damaged economy, a leaderless country and people’s savings had dwindled. The central government was very weak and the people of Germany were desperate for some economic relief. The morale of Germany was low and the people needed something to be proud of. Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) seemed like an answer to their economic troubles and low morale. Hitler convinced the Germans that the jews had benefited from the war and were economically more successful than the starving Germans. He convinced them they were a master race and they had been betrayed by the Jews and the Communists. Hitler organized the military, he used propaganda, and he presented the Jews as the problem
Brown made a major realization by the end of the story. He found out that evil countroles the world and there is nothing that can be done about it. All of his friends and family have been taken over by evil. He learned that nobody can be
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was one of the most powerful dictators of the 20th century. After World War One, he rose to power in the National Socialist German Workers Party, taking control of the German government in 1933. His establishment of concentration camps to control Jews and other groups he believed to be a threat to the Aryan race resulted in the death of more than six million people in the Holocaust. His attack on Poland in 1939 started World War Two, and by 1941 Germany occupied much of Europe and North Africa. The tide of the war turned following an invasion of Russia and the U.S. entry into battle.
This quotation shows that while on the surface it seems that Brown simply wants to have a clear conscience, his real reason is far less noble. He wants to have a clear conscience, but only so that if he were to meet someone who could find out his wrongdoings, he would not have to feel guilty. This is yet another example of how Puritan society puts such an emphasis on outward purity.
The Holocaust is one of the most famous events in history because of how large scale the destruction was. Over a course of twelve years, Hitler and the Nazi party developed a comprehensive solution to the Jewish problem. Through a series of three solutions, Hitler and his party sought to eliminate European Jewry. Through a series of calculated actions over a decade, Hitler used political, situational, and physical violence to break down the European Jewry. In order for Hitler to win his war against the Jews, he had to break down the autonomy of the group into docile individuals where no collective could fight back. Many people who do not understand the history of the Holocaust often ask why did nobody fight back? Why was there no resistance to what was happening? Though it is absent from mainstream textbooks, the European Jewry did put up a resistance to Hitler’s war. European Jews fought back against Hitler and the Nazi party in ways that corresponded to each phase of Hitler’s Solution to the Jews. Throughout these three phases, European Jewry responded to the conditions created by the Nazi party through individual responses, organizational responses, and armed responses. Each response exhibited by European Jews is completely dependent on the social atmosphere and legal practices of the specific situation.
In the year 1940, many Germans stood in a square, saluting and chanting Hitler 's name. World War II has begun and many Germans hope for improvements in the economy. Their leader is Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany in World War II, was a powerful speaker who caused over 5 million deaths in concentration camps. Though Hitler 's impact can be felt in modern times, the roots of his atrocious behavior began in childhood—more specifically—high school.
Hitler’s influences did have a big effect on what he did to the Jews during World War II (Mandelbaum). During his time in Vienna, Hitler gained inspiration from many prominent figures in Vienna (Adolf Hitler). “He [Hitler] acquired his first education in politics by studying the demagogic techniques of the popular Christian-social Mayor, Karl Lueger” (Adolf Hitler). Lueger was a major anti-semitic and Hitler started blaming all the semitics (especially Jews) for his failures because of what Lueger believed in (Adolf Hitler). There were two more major inspirations to Hitler in Vienna, “Defrocked monk, Lanz von Liebenfels, and the Austrian Pan-German leader, Georg von Schoenerer, the young Hitler learned to discern the Eternal Jew” (Adolf
The contents of culture are a good way to gauge the morals and beliefs of a society. Movies specifically are good indicators. It then comes off as more than a lighthearted issue when few American-made movies characterize Nazi Germany as actual people and instead dehumanize them. The Germans are nearly always shown in a negative light when in reality fewer than 40% of Germans voted for Hitler when he was elected. Furthermore, even fewer Germans knew about the Holocaust during the war. Most films inevitably depict all Germans as a single force hellbent on killing every Jewish person at whatever cost. World War II films such as Inglorious Basterds that dehumanize Germans through guilt by association, making them seem like an evil force, and
He’s speeding to get to campus as soon as possible, and it was Monday morning, on a rush hour, adding to how messy this day for him. He turns up the radio and calms his nerve down as the morning sun turns more yellow, climbing up faster than usual. Things are doing just fine and he murmurs that he’s going to have great day, he thought, believing that he will arrive on time. Not until few minutes from there, a car in front of him decided to changed lane and it was right in span of few second. He hits his breaks immediately, in complete shocked, but the car doesn’t stop, and he just screeches running over the other car, trying to go left avoiding any crash but something else is on the other direction. Someone with his bicycle is in front of his car and he lost his control, slammed right into the bike.
Brown first strays from his faith by leaving his wife to go on his journey despite her begging him not to and her fears of his journey may become true by the events that take place. Brown has already left Faith at their home to journey into a dark forest that none of his family has entered before where he meets a travel companion who continues the journey with him. Hawthorne wrote:
At the end of the First World War, many changes were about to happen. The countries on the winning side did not feel victorious after millions had died because of the war. The countries on the losing side would now have to deal with settlements with the western allies. The great empires that once dominated central and Eastern Europe and West Asia had fallen. There was great uncertainty. Today I will discuss the Western Ideals and World War II. I will talk about the rise of totalitarianism, evaluate the causes of World War II, explain the Holocaust, describe the major figures, events, and technological innovations of