2CASE FILEThe 1930’s witnessed a major military build-up by both Japan and Germany. As a result of this increased growth, both Japan and Germany aggressively sought to expand their Nationalistic and Imperialistic footprint.World War IICLASSIFIED
3Activity Directions Work Cooperatively Read each document thoroughly Use your Think MarksComplete handout - “Detective Log”Complete handout - “Questions to Consider”Individually, complete a one-page summaryHave Fun!!!
4Be sure to download the following: CSI Primary Source Packet Activity DirectionsBe sure to download the following:CSI Primary Source PacketCSI Detective Log
5See Handout Detective Log Who authored the document? When was the document authored?What type of document?Who was the audience for the document? Why was it created?Who was the aggressor in the incident according to the document?Document 1Document 2See Handout
16Document 11Germany and Italy Declare War on U.S.
17Questions to ConsiderWhat questions did you ask while evaluating these sources?On what points do the accounts agree?On what points do the accounts differ?Which of these sources aligns most closely with what you already knew about the causes of WW II? How so?Which of these sources is most reliable in determining how the war in Europe began? Why do you think so?How the role and actions of other European Nations prior to and immediately after Germany’s attack on Poland progressed.How the role of the United States evolved during the events in Europe.How Japan’s role as super power evolved and its relationship with the United States.
18Cracking the CaseBased on your analysis of the documents and citing evidence to support your answers, in summary format, respond to the following questions:What were some of the causes for Germany’s European aggression?Describe how and why Japan’s conflict with China might prompt its involvement as a primary participant in World War II.Describe the United States involvement during the early stages of the conflict in Europe and Asia and how/if these actions maintained a policy of isolationism.Describe how and why the United States involvement in the war changed over time and what were the primary causes of this change.
19To the Teacher: And Be sure to download my Detective Log World War II Primary Source Packet