Travel Journal Answer the questions with notes from your reading as you complete the lesson



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07.01 Travel Journal

Answer the questions with notes from your reading as you complete the lesson.

1. How did MANIA (militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism, and assassination) all contribute to World War I?

2. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the German Schlieffen Plan?

3. How would the reaction to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand have been different if no international alliances had existed in Europe?



07.02 Travel Journal

Answer the questions with notes from your reading as you complete the lesson.

Part 1 – Answer the following questions in your own words.

1. How did new weapons and technology change the course of war during World War I?





2. What were the major differences between the Western and Eastern fronts?





3. How did World War I contribute to Russia's revolutions?





4. How did American public opinion change during the course of World War I?





5. Why did the League of Nations divide empires into mandates?





6. How did the trauma of war and the loss of life affect Europe?





Part 2 – Complete the chart with details from the lesson.


Warfare technology

Usage history and effects

Machine guns




Aircraft




Tanks




Trenches




Poison gas




Submarines




07.03 Travel Journal

Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. How was the economic situation in the United States different than in European nations in the 1920s?

2. What impact did the Great Depression have on nations throughout the world?

3. How were the approaches of Mussolini, Hitler, and Franco similar and different?

4. How was Russia's response to World War I different from that of western European countries?

07.04 Travel Journal

Answer the questions with notes from your reading as you complete the lesson.

Part 1 – Answer the following questions in your own words.

1. How did the legacy of World War I influence Chamberlain’s decision to appease Hitler?

2. Why did it take so much for the United States to enter the war on the side of the Allied Powers?

3. Why do you think that the Nazis had such a relatively easy time conquering and then occupying so much of Europe? Explain your answer.

4. How was the war in the Pacific different than the war in Europe?

Part 2 – Complete the chart with details from the lesson.

Country

Role in World War II

Great Britain




France




Germany




Italy




Japan




Russia (Soviet Union)




Czechoslovakia




United States




07.05 Travel Journal

Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. Why do you think that the U.S. military was just as concerned with the ability to judge the effects of the nuclear bombs on their targets as they were with the military objectives?

2. What were some of the long-term effects of dropping nuclear bombs?

3. What do you think the world might be like today if the United States had not dropped the atomic bombs on Japan?



07.06 Travel Journal

Part 1 – Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. What groups were targeted by the Nazis and why?





2. Why would many Holocaust survivors want to share their painful stories today?





3. How are the Armenian, Ukrainian, and Chinese genocides similar and different from the Holocaust?





4. How can social media affect the start, duration, or scope of a modern genocide?





Part 2 – Complete the chart with details from the lesson.

Aggressors

Scope of the genocide: victims, death and displacement tolls, dates, and reasons

Russia




Germany




Ottoman Empire




China




Cambodia




Rwanda




Bosnia-Herzegovina




Sudan, Darfur region




07.07 Travel Journal

Part 1 – Answer the following questions in your own words.

1. What benefits did the United States see in providing aid in the form of the Marshall Plan?





2. After the conclusion of World War II, how did the Soviet Union attempt to challenge the "supremacy" of the United States? 





3. What circumstances worked to make the United Nations a stronger organization than the League of Nations?







Part 2 – Complete the chart with details from the lesson.

Alliance, Meeting, or Program

Purpose, Dates, and Participants

Yalta Conference




Potsdam Conference




Marshall Plan




NATO




Warsaw Pact




United Nations




07.08   The World at War and the Fires Between: Module
Review and DBA: Assessment


Discussion-Based Assessment

For this assignment, you will need to schedule a phone call with your instructor to review the content of the completed module. This call will focus on important content of the module. Be prepared to discuss in depth any of the assignments contained in the module. Possible topics could include:



  • causes of World War I including the formation of European alliances and the roles of imperialism, nationalism, and militarism

  • the changing nature of warfare during World War I

  • effects of World War I

  • causes and effects of the German economic crisis of the 1920s and the global depression of the 1930s

  • how governments responded to the Great Depression

  • the rise of authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Spain, and analyze the policies and main ideas of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco

  • causes and key events related to World War II

  • Allied wartime strategy and post-war plans

  • causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan

  • the restriction of individual rights and the use of mass terror against populations in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and occupied territories

  • the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust (1933-1945) including its roots in the long tradition of anti-Semitism, 19th century ideas about race and nation, and Nazi dehumanization of the Jews and other victims

  • cultural, historical, and economic factors and governmental policies that created the opportunities for ethnic cleansing or genocide in Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda, and Darfur, and various governmental and non-governmental responses to them

  • effects of World War II


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