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Global Struggles
Global Struggles Chapter 20 A World in Flames & Chapter 21 America and World War II
Topics (Big Ideas)
Was war between the United States and Japan inevitable?
How important was the home front in the United States’ victory in World War II?
Was the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII justified?
Should the US employ nuclear weapons to defeat its enemies in war?
Was World War II a “good war”? Was World War II justified by its results?
Standard, Knowledge, Skill Addressed
USII.15 Analyze how German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia contributed to the start of World War II. [mod].  
On a map of the world, locate the Allied powers (Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States) and Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan). 
USII.16 Identify 2 reasons for the dropping of atom bombs on Japan.  Explain 1 short term and 1 long term effect. [mod]
USII.17 Explain important domestic events that took place during the war. 
USII.18 Analyze the factors that contributed to the Cold War and describe the policy of containment as America’s response to Soviet expansionist policies.
Interpret timelines that show how events are related to one another. [mod] (H) 
Interpret and construct charts and graphs that show quantitative information. (H, C, E) 
Identify cause and effect relationships. [mod] (H, C, E) 
Distinguish intended from unintended consequences. (H, E, C) 
Show connections between particular historical events and social trends [mod] (H, G, C, E)
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source[mod]
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Skills Student Will Acquire
Common Core Standards in WHS Curriculum
Key Ideas & Details
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, and causally). 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with information in print and digital texts.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
W.1 Write arguments with History/Social Studies specific content: claim, counterclaims, reasons and evidence.
Concepts Student Will Acquire
After WWI, aggressive & expansionist governments took power in Europe & Asia.
The Nazi’s persecuted the Jews & set up death camps to try to kill all of the Jews in Europe.
America continued a policy of Neutrality even after war broke out across Europe.
America quickly converted to a wartime economy to support the war effort.
Several key people made decisions that changed the war.
Daily Reminders:  
You are graded daily on compliance, cooperation and effort  as related to school rules, class norms, and class agenda.  Cell Phones Off/Away Pay Attention, Maintain Focus, Be respectful of your classmates & Participate! Ask questions when you do not understand! Observe the WHS Code of Conduct & Student Handbook
What are your strengths, interests, and needs?
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Vocabulary                                  
Define the following (WORD WALL)  terms: 
Fascism, internationalism, dominate, isolationism, concentrate, appeasement, blitzkrieg, extermination, prohibit, underestimate, revise, hemisphere, lend-lease, draft, disenfranchise, convoy, code, target, coordinate, justify, conservation, kamikaze, intense, napalm, nuclear, despite, hedgerow, charter
**Additional Applicable Objectives listed in Textbook Section Headings**