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Global Conflict


1. Imperialism-A policy in which a state takes political and economic control of an areas beyond its borders, extending a nations power and influence by gaining control over territory through political or military means.
2. Social Darwinism-
3. Appeasement- making concessions to an aggressor in order to avoid conflict; the policy of giving in the demands of a potential enemy in order to avoid conflict
4. Militarism- a belief in increasing a nation's military strength as the way to become or remain powerful. The glorification of military virtues and ideals.
5. Nationalism- Pride and devotion to one's nation; also the idea that a people that a people with common language, culture, and history should have its own nation state.
6. Depression- A sustained, long term downturn in economic activity.
7. Alliance- A union formed for mutual benefit
8. Inflation- A rise in prices caused by an increase in the supply of money and a resulting decline in value
9.. Propaganda- ideas, allegations, and other information that is spread deliberately and purposely, without regard to its accuracy, to further and gain support for a cause or damage an opposing cause , and that it is often exaggerated or false.
10. Totalitarianism- A governing system in which a ruling elite holds all power and controls all aspects of scoiety, allowing no opposition and often maintaning power with the use of terror and secret police.


1. What is a nation state?
2. What is a nation?
3. When and why does Nationalism happen?
4. Why is education a positive impact?
5. What else is considered Nationalism?
6. How did China use Nationalism?
7. How did Nationalism affect Japan?


Do Challenge 2 and answer the Challenge 2 questions set up in Cornell notes

Nationalism Project

Research Project Country and Nationalism
  1. What is Nationalism? Explain how it would help your country.
  2. Because of Nationalism what did it lead your country to do?
  3. Was your country Industrialized? How did that affect it?
  4. Was the military built up? Would that be positive or negative and why?
  5. Briefly describe the rise of Nationalism in your country. Research!!! What was going on in your country from 1850-1914. Economy, government, culture, and military.
  6. Draw a flag of your country
  7. State and explain why these goals would be important to your country and how it would help your country.
  8. Explain how you would use your money to achieve these goals and what did industrialization have to do with the amount of money to use in your country.

Create a Propaganda poster and Google slides presenting this information to the class.
Nationalism and events before World War I

Background Information and Goals

Nationalism Research links




Austria Hungary



Great Britain


Read Sections 18.2 to 18.4

Complete Questions in Cornell Notes
1. What event launched the event that started World War I, who was responsible and why?
2. What countries were trying to gain resources and land after playing catchup to the Industrilaized countries of great Britain and France?
3. How did Nationalism play a role in China, Germany, Great Britain, and France?
4. What was the triple alliance and triple entente and how did they become allies?
5. How did the balance of power change before World war I, specifically what was the situation for the Ottoman Empire, Germany, Russia, Serbia, and Austria Hungary?

Causes of World War I worksheet

World War I Modern War

World War I Notes

Treaty Of Versailles Notes

World War I Results Notes

Treaty of Versailles Classwork

Treaty of Versailles Homework

World War I Crash Course
Focus Questions
1. Why did WWI begin?
2. What innovations in weaponry made WWI extremely deadly?
3. Why did the view of war change during WWI change from a glorious adventure to grim and gory?
4. Were the results of WWI worth the cost? (provide evidence)
Summary: How did WWI change the nations that fought in it?

World War I Homefront

Weapons of World War I

Trench Warfare

World War I Reading

World War I Reading Assignments



Women during World War I

Women during World War I Informational Sheet

Great Depression Articles

Great depression Crash Course


Great Depression Crash Course

1. What were the reasons for the Great Depression and what were the long-term weaknesses?
2. What brought on the failure of the banking system?
3. What part did the Treaty of Versailles play in the global depression?
4. What was the impact of the global depression?
5. What was President Hoovers and FDR response?
6. What were the conditions of the depression and what was life like?

Depression Chart and Class Activity

Worldwide Depression

France Great Depression

Depression In Italy

Germany Depression

France Great Britain US Depression

Italy depression


Link for reading

World War II


Focus questions:
1. The first part of the video is an overview of the war. Please know which nations were on each side of the war, and the basic course of the war (how it went Germany strong at first then what happened).
2. How is WWII related to wanting resources?
3. Why did so many civilians die in WWII? (multiple answers in bullets)
Summary: Answer John Green's question was the dominance of West (especially Western Europe) progress?

World War II Preview Activity World War II
Event 1 Czechoslovakia Crisis


Event 1 Passage

Event 2 The Violation of the Munich Pact

Event 2 Reading Passage

Event 3 The Invasion of Poland

Event 3 Reading Passage

Event 4 The Invasion of France

Event 4 Reading Passage

Event 5 The Battle of Britain

Event 5 Reading Passage

Event 6 Invasion of the Soviet Union

Event 6 Reading Passage

Event 7 Operation Overlord

Event 7 Reading Passage

World War II Notes

Road to World War II

To watch video must be logged into power school and then click on discovery education and then click on above link. Discussion questions on bottom.

Video Questions
1. Discuss the lasting effects of the Treaty of Versailles.

2. What was Joseph Stalin's impact on the Soviet Union and what was collectivization?

3. Describe examples of the rise of Communism, Fascism, National Socialism, and Militarism.

4. What was the Holocaust and why did it happen?

5. Explain the weaknesses / failures of the League of Nations during the rise of dictators in Europe.

6. What was the United States’ role in the years leading up to World War II?

7. Explain the United States reaction to Churchill’s request for assistance in fighting Germany.

8. Describe the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

9. What was the role of both the Allied and Axis powers in the years prior to World War II?

World War II Charts

World War II Reading

Document for Questions:

World War II Questions Instructions

Genocide: Holocaust , Nanjing Massacre, and Genocide

I Can Statements for Imperialism/World Wars/Depression

What is communism : Will help with test

The Roaring 20's


Read passage on Roaring 20’s (Last tab on nationalism tab) and answer the following questions in at least one paragraph for each.
What surprised you?
How did the 20s bring dramatic social and political change?
Title the page Roaring 20s