Ch 30: GACE History: World War II

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Brush up on your education on the causes, events and impact of World War II as you study for the GACE History exam. These videos and quizzes will leave you prepared to correctly answer exam questions on World War II.

GACE History: World War II - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of World War II and its impact on the world. These videos should aid you in answering GACE History exam questions on the following topics:

  • Events leading up to World War II
  • The Eastern and Western Fronts and North Africa
  • Genocide in Nazi Germany
  • The war in the Pacific
  • D-Day and the end of the war in Europe
  • Alliances and territorial changes stemming from World War II

These lessons are developed and taught by expert instructors who realize what is required for success on the GACE History exam. These lessons and quizzes can be viewed on your own timetable, anywhere you have access to the Internet. You can watch on a computer, phone, tablet or other mobile device.

Objectives of the GACE History: World War II Chapter

In Georgia, all teachers seeking certification in history must pass the GACE History exam. This exam is divided into two tests. Questions on the topics covered in this chapter are in test I's subarea on world history after 1450, which comprises 60% of test I's total score.

The questions on the GACE History exam are all multiple-choice. The exam is delivered on computer. The brief quizzes that accompany our lessons are also computer-delivered, multiple-choice tests, making them the ideal way to gain experience taking this type of exam. You'll also be able to gauge your learning through the quizzes and determine where you might require further review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 30: GACE History: World War II
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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.

Alliances and Expansions During World War II

6. 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.

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