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Ch 16: AEPA: Between the World Wars

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In this chapter, review the major events after WWI that led to World War II. Use the quizzes to practice for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam.

AEPA: Between the World Wars - Chapter Summary

Examine these video lessons to get reacquainted with how the shifting post-World War I political power structures caused resulted in World War II. As you begin to memorize key events, names and dates for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam, be sure to use this chapter to review the following topics:

  • The state of global democracy after World War I
  • Collapse of the Weimar Republic
  • Interwar resistance in Turkey and India
  • Internal conflicts in Asia and Japanese imperialism
  • The effects of the Great Depression
  • Dictators rising: Mussolini, Stalin, and Hitler
  • Foreign power involvement in the Spanish Civil War

Although there were only about two decades of history in between these wars, the political changes worldwide were numerous and significant. Luckily, our instructors have found ways to separate the information into short, digestible lessons. Let these lessons help you remember each of the key events that pushed the world closer to the Second World War. The videos offer accurate historical images and descriptions of the major players and events. Use the transcripts to reinforce important dates, terms, and names. You can even assess your skills before you take the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam with our quiz questions.

AEPA: Between the World Wars - Chapter Objectives

Prospective Arizona educators are required to take the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam as part of the endorsement process to teach middle grade classes in fields associated with the social sciences. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. These questions range across four key content areas, including culture and geography, history, economics, and government. Note that the areas are not weighed evenly, and half of your test score results directly from answers you provide to history questions on the test. The lessons in this chapter help you better comprehend the major developments that occurred in the U.S. and worldwide during the time between the two World Wars, and this information should prepare you for for related questions in the history content domain.

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: AEPA: Between the World Wars
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Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

1. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

2. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

3. Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

In this lesson, we explore the resistance movements to western colonialism in both Turkey and India. Though both experienced colonialism via extremely different circumstances, both exhibited nationalist movements that opposed foreign rule.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

4. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

5. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

6. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

7. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

8. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

9. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

10. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.

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