Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Ukraine

Was Joseph Stalin desperate or exaggerating the USSR's need for assistance on the Eastern Front in 1942? History students examine two differing opinions on Stalin's position and the reality of the Eastern Front just three years before the end of World War II. They write a report that argues which historian's account is more accurate using primary source telegrams, videos, and letters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners work on the inquiry at home for a flipped classroom activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access and the latest version of Flash®
  • Provides necessary background and important historical context to the inquiry
  • Includes a table to help learners plan their reports
  • None