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- Become familiar with the events that led to World War II.
- Understand how the attack on Pearl Harbor marked the beginning of American involvement in WWII.
- Discuss the European and Pacific Ocean theaters of WWII.
- Examine anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
- Explain the effects of WWII in the United States.
- Describe the significance of the D-Day invasion.
- Learn about the use of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Take a look at alliances and expansions that emerged during WWII.
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.
2. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II
On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack against Allied possessions in the Pacific, including the American military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After decades of conflict between the two nations, the U.S. declared war.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The United States During WWII: The Home Front
When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, life changed almost overnight for those on the battle front and on the home front. Learn about the war's dramatic and lasting effects on American government, economy and society.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Alliances and Expansions During World War II
In this lesson, we will examine the various alliances and territorial expansions surrounding the Second World War. We will see how these led to the outbreak of war and place them in historical context.
10. Hideki Tojo in WW2: Biography, Quotes, Facts & Death
Hideki Tojo held various positions in the Japanese military, but is best known for his actions as Prime Minister of Japan during World War II. He believed firmly in a strong role for Japan in world affairs, demonstrated by his authorization of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
11. Neville Chamberlain in WW2: Quotes, Biography & Facts
In this lesson, you'll learn about Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister who wanted avoid war but found himself leading his country into World War II. Read quotes from and about Chamberlain, and find out more about his role in World War II.
12. What were the Nuremberg Laws of 1935? - Definition, Race & Facts
One of the tools the Nazis used to discriminate against Jews and others in Germany were the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. Learn about these Laws, how they were used, and how they were ultimately dismantled.
13. The Nuremberg Trials: Definition, Purpose, Facts & Results
The Nuremberg Trials were set up to prosecute the leading Nazi war criminals. These trials set a precedent for international law and regulating the conduct of war. Find out more about one of these trials, the Trial of the Major War Criminals.
14. Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp: Facts & Liberation
Close your eyes and imagine the worst place on the planet, and you may come close to imagining Auschwitz. Open your eyes and read on to find out more about what a place of complete cruelty looks like.
15. The Battle of the Atlantic in WW2: Summary & Facts
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign fought during World War II. In this lesson, you will learn about the major participants, the battle timeline, and outcome.
16. The Treaty of Nanjing: Summary & Effects
The Treaty of Nanjing was an important milestone in both Western and Chinese history. This lesson explains the history behind the Treaty of Nanjing, the main points of the agreement, and its effects.
17. History of the Nanjing Massacre
Prior to the start of World War II, Japan was at war with China. During this time, Japan's army committed horrible atrocities against the Chinese people. This lesson discusses the history of the Nanjing Massacre.
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