The outbreak of the Second World War

In this lesson, we will investigate the events which led up to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. We will explore the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and start to think about the failures of the League of Nations.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of these options was NOT a term of the Treaty of Versailles?

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Q2.In 1935, when Hitler announced that he was increasing the size of his army how did Britain and France react?

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Q3.How did the Austrian's react when Germany united with Austria?

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Q4.When it was clear that Hitler wanted to invade Czechoslovakia, what did Britain, France and Italy do?

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Q5.Select the correct definition for the policy of appeasement, followed by Britain and France in the 1930s.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these options was NOT a term of the Treaty of Versailles?

1/5

Q2.In 1935, when Hitler announced that he was increasing the size of his army how did Britain and France react?

2/5

Q3.How did the Austrian's react when Germany united with Austria?

3/5

Q4.When it was clear that Hitler wanted to invade Czechoslovakia, what did Britain, France and Italy do?

4/5

Q5.Select the correct definition for the policy of appeasement, followed by Britain and France in the 1930s.

5/5

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The outbreak of the Second World War

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Q1.Of which country was Josef Stalin the leader?

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Q2.Which country did Germany and the USSR both want to take over in late 1939?

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Q3.By what name does the UK refer to the agreement made between the USSR and Germany in August 1939?

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Q4.What did Britain do in reaction to the agreement made between the USSR and Germany?

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Q5.What did Britain do when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939?

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Q6.What happened on 3rd September 1939?

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Quiz:

The outbreak of the Second World War

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Of which country was Josef Stalin the leader?

1/6

Q2.Which country did Germany and the USSR both want to take over in late 1939?

2/6

Q3.By what name does the UK refer to the agreement made between the USSR and Germany in August 1939?

3/6

Q4.What did Britain do in reaction to the agreement made between the USSR and Germany?

4/6

Q5.What did Britain do when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939?

5/6

Q6.What happened on 3rd September 1939?

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Lesson summary: The outbreak of the Second World War

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