World War II: Causes and Entry of the US

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Class: US History Grade: Level 8 and 10

World War II Lessons 1-3: Causes of World War II and the Entry of the US in the War

South Carolina Social Studies Standards:

            Standard USHC- 7:  The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of World

            War II on the United States and the nation’s subsequent role in the world.

Instructional Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain the Treaty of Versailles and how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power in Germany.
  • Describe the Munich Conference and the historical negative connotation of appeasement.
  • List and explain the importance of the given countries involved in the beginning of World War II.
  • List and Explain reasons for the US entering the war.
Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
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