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- Causes of World War II
- The attack on Pearl Harbor and the beginning of American involvement in WWII
- The European and Pacific Ocean theaters during the war
- The Holocaust
- The US home front during the war
- The D-Day invasion
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- The Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
1. World War II: The Start of the Second World War
Although the League of Nations was created following World War I with the primary goal of preventing future conflicts, the world was once again engaged in the Second World War within two decades of the first. Explore the factors leading to WWII, and examine key fascist, Axis leaders and Asia's roles in America's declaration of war.
2. 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.
3. The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa
World War II was the largest military conflict in history, involving multiple countries. Explore various important events from the war, from battles in both the eastern and western fronts of the European theater to the fight for North Africa.
4. The Holocaust: Antisemitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany
During the Holocaust, Nazis sought to create a 'master race' and began a genocidal program called the Final Solution to kill all Jewish people in Europe. Explore the Holocaust, antisemitism, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz, and the Final Solution.
5. The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies
Japan sought domination of the Pacific theater during World War II. Dive deep into the Japanese strategy to win, and the Allied attempts to stop them, focusing on some of the most important battles of the Pacific.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Bombing of Nagasaki: Facts & Aftermath
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki and its counterpart Hiroshima pushed Japan to surrender, thus ending World War II. Destructive effects of the bombing are still felt today. In this lesson, explore key facts about the bombing and make connections to the aftermath. Take a short quiz to gauge what you learned.
11. Audie Murphy: Biography, Movies & Awards
Audie Murphy was one of the most famous World War II veterans in America. He earned more than 30 decorations for his bravery in battle and became a movie star, all before the age of 22.
12. Medal of Honor: World War II Recipients
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award in the United States, but it means something slightly different in every war. In this lesson we'll look at the award during World War II and see what this tells us about American history.
13. Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant John Basilone
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award offered by the United States. In this lesson, we'll examine the life and military career of Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone.
14. Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams
This lesson examines the life of Hershel 'Woody' Williams, focusing on his service in the Marines during World War II and how his skills with a flamethrower earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor.
15. Medal of Honor Recipient John William Finn
This lesson examines the life of John William Finn. You will learn about his life and his service in the U.S. military, and of his actions at the attack on Pearl Harbor that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor.
16. Medal of Honor Recipient Robert D. Maxwell
In this lesson we'll learn about Medal of Honor recipient Robert D. Maxwell and the courageous deed he performed in World War II that resulted in him earning the honor.
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