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Ch 28: MTLE Social Studies: World War II

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Prepare yourself for the MTLE Social Studies test by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. In this chapter you will review content on the events that lead up to and what occurred during World War II.

MTLE Social Studies: World War II - Chapter Summary

This chapter will cover all of the events involving World War II so that you are well-prepared for related questions on the MTLE Social Studies exam. Review the following topics in this chapter:

  • The start of WWII
  • The European Theater in WWII
  • The Holocaust
  • The Pacific Ocean Theater of World War II
  • The D-Day Invasion
  • The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
  • The Potsdam Conference and the Yalta Conference

You have the choice to watch video lessons or read lesson transcripts. This allows you to study in a way that suits your learning style and maximizes your study experience. The video lessons come with a timeline feature so you can skip around to areas you need to focus on. Also, the lesson transcripts have key terms and topics in bold print.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTLE Social Studies: World War II
World War II: The Start of the Second World War

1. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.

The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

2. The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

Hitler and Nazi Germany dominated the European fields of battle early in WWII. This lesson is an overview of key military operations between 1939 and 1943 in Europe on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

3. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.

The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

4. The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered WWII. Watch this video to learn about some of the key battles, as well as the general nature, of the Pacific theater of the war.

The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

5. The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, began with the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with Hitler's last stand taking place at the Battle of the Bulge. Learn about these and other events that contributed to the end of Nazi Germany.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

6. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II

7. The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II

Throughout the course of WWII, leaders of many Allied nations met many times to discuss strategy. Then, near the end of the war, two historic conferences shaped the post-war world.

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