WWII Gallery Walk
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by Erin Jewell
| 21 Questions
Note from the author:
Gallary Walk leading up to WWII, including the causes and how it affected different populations.
Jews in Prewar Germany

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online learning site for students: https://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/the-holocaust...


Peruse the articles and information about “Jews in Prewar Germany.” Read the following to answer the questions:

JEWISH LIFE IN EUROPE BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST
ANTISEMITISM
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What was life like for Jewish individuals in Europe prior to the Holocaust?
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What are three specific examples of how Jews were persecuted in Germany prior to the onset of war?
Causes of WWII

Watch the videos and look at the information on the website to answer the following question.

World War II: Crash Course
Causes of WW2
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Explain how each of the factors listed contributed to the inception of World War II: Treaty of Versailles, Mussolini and the Fascists, Hitler and Nazism, Japanese Imperialism, Appeasement, and the Great Depression.
Nazi Camps

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online learning site for students: NAZI CAMP SYSTEM. Peruse the articles and information about “Nazi Camp Systems.”
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Compare and contrast concentration and extermination camps. Include at least three meaningful statements for how each one is unique and at least three meaningful statements for how they are similar.
Terezin Ghetto Artwork

Visit the World ORT online art collection. Click on link and peruse the artwork and information about the “Terezin Ghetto.”
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Describe everyday life in Terezin. What did people do? What did they eat? What were their challenges?
Japan's Involvement

Read the information on these websites about the war in the Pacific and answer the following questions:

Japan's Quest for Empire 1931 - 1945
WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC
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What were the goals of Japan in World War II? What were they seeking?
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What is a Japanese POW?
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What happened to Japanese Americans during WWII?
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What was the WRA and what was their purpose?
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Compare and contrast what America did with the Japanese-Americans and what Germany did to the Jews. How did America try to make it seem different?
Hiroshima and the Atom Bomb

Watch the following videos and answer the questions.

The Decision to Drop the Bomb
President Harry S. Truman reads prepared speech after dropping of atomic bomb

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What were the reasons behind dropping the atomic bomb?
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What were the concerns of American officials with releasing the atom bomb?
Propaganda

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online propaganda gallery: Propaganda. Peruse the gallery and select one piece of propaganda that intrigues you to answer the following questions.
If your device does not support flash, you can go to the text version of the Propaganda site here: https://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/archive/
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Who published or created this piece of propaganda and why?
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What is the medium or format of the propaganda? Describe the appearance of the piece of propaganda.
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Do you think this piece of propaganda was effective at influencing a specific group of people? Why?
Heroes from the Holocaust

Watch both of these videos to answer the questions.

Video #1
Video #2
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What underground activities took place to help the Jewish people?
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How did the Jewish Resistance Effort react when the Germans invaded their town?
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How did the townspeople of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon support the Jewish people?
Bette Green

Watch the interview with Bette Green and answer the following questions:
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Is Bette Green an upstander? Why or why not?
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Can upstanders make mistakes? Why or why not?
The Fallen

Watch the following video and answer the question below.
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What surprised you the most or stood out to you in particular? Did you have a real understanding about the impact of WWII prior to watching this video?
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