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Outbreak of WWII Alliances were formed: Axis Powers - Germany, Italy, Japan Allies - Great Britain, France, Soviet Union (switch sides June 1941), United States (December 1941), China Locate and color countries of both alliances on your map. Choose two colors, one for each alliance. Make a key on your map to represent each alliance. * exception, to be colored on other map
Review and Color Choose a third color that will represent the countries taken over by Germany. Add this to your key. Locate and color the following countries already under German control: – Austria – Czechoslovakia
Hitler’s Lightning War September 1, 1939 Hitler launched the invasion of Poland = start of WWII Enacted a new military strategy, the Blitzkrieg or “lightning war” – Planes, tanks, infantry used to surprise enemy and quickly conquer Locate and color Poland on your map.
Hitler’s Lightning War Blitzkrieg struck April, 1940 – Hitler quickly conquered Denmark and Norway – Set sights on France, went through Belgium and the Netherlands Locate and color the countries listed above that were taken over by Germany. Give those the same color as Poland.
Miracle of Dunkirk Invasion of Belgium Hitler’s armies split French and British forces and trapped entire British army on French beaches of Dunkirk
Miracle of Dunkirk Britain sent all available naval vessels and merchant ships, even fishing and pleasure boats across English Channel to pick up stranded troops from beaches of Dunkirk
Miracle of Dunkirk As a high-ranking British military officer, you have been presented with the current issue that is happening at Dunkirk in France. Your troops, some 350,000 plus, have been surrounded by Nazis troops and are trapped on the beaches. It is your job to figure out a way to get your troops safely off the beaches of Dunkirk and back to Britain. How are you going to do this?
Do Now In your groups: Please designate a writer Please designate an artist Please designate a presenter
Miracle of Dunkirk Materials you will need: Chart paper, pencil, colored pencils/pens Directions: In your groups, come up with a strategic plan to get your troops successfully off the beaches of Dunkirk: 1. Create a detailed step-by-step write-up describing your strategy 2. Draw a visual representation of your strategy 3. Give a brief presentation to the class describing your strategy 4. USE YOUR IMAGINATION! BE AS CREATIVE AS POSSIBLE! ! Exception: No teleporting!