Presentation on theme: "Whiteboard Moment! 1. Review the main causes of WWII. 2. Answer: Which cause was the most important into leading the world into WWII? Explain."— Presentation transcript:
Whiteboard Moment! 1. Review the main causes of WWII. 2. Answer: Which cause was the most important into leading the world into WWII? Explain.
Learning Targets Students will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast the Allied and Axis Powers. 2. Describe how and why WWII began throughout the world.
Important Definitions Dictator: a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force Fascism: type of gov’t where a dictator has complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism (one party with NO opposition and secret police often used to maintain power)
Sept. 3, 1939: WWII STARTS! Britain and France declare war on Germany
Fall 1939 –Winter ’40: “Sitzkrieg” Phony War w/ France & Britain
June 1940: Fall of France Dunkirk Evacuation “ Miracle ”
33 "We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" —Winston Churchill, June 4, 1940, following the evacuation of British and French armies from Dunkirk
Summer-Fall 1940: Battle of Britain Germany does not invade; instead bombing (The Blitz)
St. Paul ’ s Cathedral Still Standing
RAF Spitfires that out-fought and out-flew the German Luftwaffe
“ Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. ” --Winston Churchill 1940 on the pilots of the RAF during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
White Board Time. Write down the name of the country/countries that you believe were the most to blame for WWII starting.
December 7 th, 1941: Pearl Harbor bombed by Japanese; U.S. enters war!
December 11 th, 1941: Germany declares war on U.S.! Response to Lend-Lease and U.S. attacks on U-boats