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(Ca. 1930-1950) Possible Guiding Questions to Consider:

  • How did decisions that leaders made during World War II change the rules of warfare?
  • What arguments were made for employing the tactics of "total war"?
  • How do local conflicts escalate to become global conflicts?
  • What were the interests and primary objectives of the U.S. in entering into World War II?
  • How was the impact of World War II reflected in the culture of the United States home front?
  • How did the events of World War II set the stage for the Cold War?
  • How did the United States seek to halt the spread of communism in Europe?
  • Cybrary of the Holocaust
    An important starting point for study of the Holocaust. The site includes photos, witness accounts, art, literature, and historical documents. There are lesson plans and bibliographies for instructors.

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