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1 World War II Begins Write On Grade 5

2 Learner Expectation History Content Standard: 5.0 History History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and casual analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based. Era 8 - The Great Depression and World War II ( ) 5.08 Understand society in America during the Great Depression Understand Americas role during World War II.

3 In this activity you will: Learn how and why the World War II began. Famous leaders that contributed to the start of the war When the United States entered the war How it effected the people Then you will complete a Four Square writing activity.

4 The Rise of Dictators Five countries were still led by dictators after WWI. 1. Germany-Adolf Hitler 2. Italy-Benito Mussolini 3. Japan 4. Soviet Union-Joseph Stalin 5. Spain-General Francisco Franco

5 Why does the war begin? When did the World War II begin? September 3, 1939 Why? Three countries: Japan, Italy, and Germany started taking over other countries. Britain and France were tired of the takeovers and declared war on Germany.

6 Why does the United States get involved? The United States was hesitant to get involved at first. They believed that Europe should handle its own problems. December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. * This harbor was a base used by the Navy.

7 Americans at War The war led to the production of: * Airplanes * tanks * other war supplies If the men were off fighting who took over the mens jobs? Women

8 Women and the War Women carried out many of the same duties they had during World War I. This time they took on even more responsibilities such as: – Serving in the armed forces – Making maps – Flying more planes to airfields in Europe and the Pacific

9 The Federal Government Gained more power over the people Took control of businesses – Setting prices – Wages Due to a great need for supplies overseas many supplies had to be rationed in the U.S.

10 Fear of another attack from Japan The United States feared that the Japanese Americans would help Japan attack the U.S. again President Roosevelt ordered about 110,000 Japanese Americans be put in relocation camps. Even though most Japanese American were loyal to the United States and some even serving in the armed forces, their families were forced into the relocation camps.

11 Writing Activity Pretend you are a reporter for the War Times. Explain what caused the World War II and the effects it had on Americans.


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