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Ch 43: MTTC History: World War II

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Refresh your understanding of World War II events with these video lessons and quizzes. Easily prepare for the MTTC History exam by studying the D-Day invasion, Pearl Harbor and more.

MTTC History: World War II - Chapter Summary

The short and quick video lessons in this chapter can help you easily prepare for the MTTC History exam. These videos each take about 5-10 minutes to watch and cover all the important concepts about the U.S. in World War II, including:

  • America's involvement in the war
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Activities on the home front
  • Significance of the D-Day invasion on Nazi Germany
  • Impact of the atomic bomb on the war
  • U.S. diplomacy during the war
  • International politics associated with World War II

Our experienced instructors use graphics and animations to make learning about World War II engaging and easy. Your exam preparations will be aided by the flexibility of our lessons, since you can watch them as many times as you need, and the usefulness of video tags that let you quickly find main points from each video.

Objectives of the MTTC History: World War II Chapter

To become a history teacher in Michigan, you'll need to pass the MTTC History exam, which is just one part of the state licensing process. The test determines your comprehension of essential history topics and readiness to teach them in the classroom. It is a multiple-choice test that has four subareas. Questions related to the U.S. in World War II are found in the U.S. history subarea, which makes up about 33% of the exam. Prepare for questions on World War II, both content and format, by taking the self-assessment exams that come with our lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 43: MTTC History: World War II
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

1. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

Although the United States was determined to avoid direct involvement in World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor changed America's stance and thrust the country into war. Learn what led to America's involvement in the Second World War, including Japan's rivalry with the United States and undeclared war, and the warning signs of the impending attack, and discover what happened in the attack and its effects.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

2. The United States During WWII: The Home Front

World War II impacted all Americans, including those left behind who watched soldiers leave to fight on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. Explore how the war impacted people in America, from the kinds of entertainment they enjoyed, to the government and economy, to the lasting social impacts of the war on American society.

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

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

The end of Nazi Germany was catalyzed by WWII in 1942. Learn how Operation Overlord, D-Day, France's liberation, the Battle of the Bulge, and VE Day all contributed to the fall of Nazi Germany.

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

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

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States developed the atomic bomb through the secret Manhattan Project. Discover the events leading up to and monumental impact of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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

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

The Yalta Conference involved planning the future of Europe and the Potsdam Conference involved planning the remake of Germany. Explore US diplomacy and international politics during World War II and the main points of both conferences.

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