WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Invasion

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Without the benefit of history, Western Europe in the 1940's had no idea what was about to befall them. Class members use primary sources, including political cartoons, videos, and internal documents, to analyze how much of a threat Britain perceived Germany to be after the 1940 invasion of France.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the link as an at-home project for a flipped classroom activity
  • Set up several stations that each feature one task from the series; encourage groups to move through the stations
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • The first part of an eight-lesson series on World War II in Western Europe
  • Devices will need to have the latest version of Flash®
Pros

  • An engaging way to bring history to life
  • Inquiry-based format uses important critical thinking skills
  • Includes teacher's notes and a glossary for lesson extension and context
  • Comes with audio readings of document as well as transcript for easier reading
Cons

  • None