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World History: World War II

Jacob K
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(223)
In this six-week course, students will learn about how the rise of fascism, nationalism, militarism and the failures of the Treaty of Versailles combined to lead to one of the most significant events in human history. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
  • - The consequences of World War I and the worldwide depression set the stage for the Russian Revolution, the rise of totalitarianism, aggressive Axis expansion, and the policy of appeasement which in turn led to World War II. - Oppression and discrimination resulted in the Holocaust during World War II. - World War II devastated most of Europe and Asia, led to the occupation of Eastern Europe and Japan, and began the atomic age.
I am a licensed middle school and high Social Studies teacher in the state of Ohio. I have been teaching Social Studies to middle and high school students for the last four years. I have used this same lesson with students in the classroom and it has always been highly engaging. I also have a Bachelor's degree in both Education and History.

Both my teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) and my Bachelor's degree in History qualify me to teach this introductory course on World War II.
Homework Offered
Homework is always optional. I believe learners would benefit from implementing the information they learn in class, however, I also understand that each learner is unique. Learners will analyze primary source documents and answer comprehension questions based on a primary source. These activities should not take more than one hour to complete
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners will be assessed informally in each class through verbal comprehension checks and class discussion. Each class will begin with a quick review of the activities from the previous week's class to ensure students understood the material. At the end of each unit, students will complete a Kahoot, which will act as an informal summative assessment of the unit.
Grades Offered
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This course is centered on one of the deadliest events in human history. While I do not include any images that one might consider overly graphic the topics and the content are certainly emotionally heavy but are an integral part of understanding the impact and legacy of World War II. 

Additionally, this course utilizes Kahoot. 
Hart-Davis, A. (2015). History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day. Dorling Kindersley Limited, a Penguin Random House Company. 

Overy, R. J. (2015). The Times Complete History of the World. Times Books. 

Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). World History; Geography: Modern Times. McGraw Hill Education. 
Joined November, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Ohio Teaching Certificate - Social Studies/History
I teach world history, geography, U.S history, psychology, and economics.

I currently teach Social Studies in the state of Ohio. I have my Bachelor's degree in both education and history.  I have an extensive amount of experience working with... 
Group Class


weekly or $125 for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 15 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-10 learners per class

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