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History: World War Two

History: World War Two

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1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. The Holocaust: Process The main task/assignment for the Holocaust WebQuest is to write a letter to a relative as if you were a participant(a soldier or a victim) in the Holocaust. In order to complete this task/assignment, our class will complete the following steps: 1) As a class, the first thing you will do together for this assignment will be to gain a foundation of background information on the Holocaust. This will be done by: 1) watching a video called, "One Survivor Remembers" detailing one Polish family's situation during the Holocaust. A notesheet will be filled out based on the video, 2) A SmartBoard lesson will also be presented detailing critical points and key points of view of the various parties involved, 3) A timeline may also be presented and discussions will take place.

World War 2 World War 2, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia. The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese interventions in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945. Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) What Is It? A discussion that moves students beyond either/or debates to a more nuanced historical synthesis. Rationale By the time students reach adolescence, many believe that every issue comes neatly packaged in a pro/con format, and that the goal of classroom discussion, rather than to understand your opponent, is to defeat him.

1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three days. The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time. It exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground and is believed to have completely destroyed the city, which is situated on the western side of the Japanese island of Kyushu. In a statement issued from Guam, General Carl A Spaatz, Commander of the US Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific, said: "The second use of the atomic bomb occurred at noon, August 9, at Nagasaki.

World War II History: WW2 Timeline for Kids History >> World War 2 for Kids World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. There were several major events leading up to the war and then during the war. Here is a timeline listing some of the major events: Leading up to the War 1933 January 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. His Nazi Party, or the Third Reich, takes power and Hitler is essentially the dictator of Germany. World War II Facts, information and articles about World War II, 1939-1945 USS Arizona Pearl Harbor World War II Facts Dates September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945 Location

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Why did World War II Start? - Children's British History Encyclopedia Since 1933, Germany had been ruled by Adolf Hitler and his political party, the Nazis. They wanted to take revenge for Germany’s defeat in the Great War by expanding Germany’s empire. In 1938, the Nazis invaded Austria and on 15th March 1939 they invaded Czechoslovakia. Next, on 1st September 1939, over a million Nazi troops then invaded Poland. The UK and France had promised to help the Poles if they were attacked so gave Hitler an ultimatum (final demand) by threatening war if his troops did not withdraw by 3rd September.

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