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Talking Maps: World War II, Part 1 & 2

31 minutes

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Shows how the ruined European infrastructure, economies, governments, and treaties from World War I made World War II inevitable. Japan, small in geography but giant in ambition, launches its conquest of Asia in the 1930s and attacks the U.S. at Pearl Harbor in 1941. These actions drag the American and Asian continents into World War II, making it a true global conflagration.

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Talking Maps
Episode 1
9 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Talking Maps
Episode 2
31 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Talking Maps
Episode 3
35 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 12

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    Richard A. (Grand Rapids, MI)
    May 2nd, 2017 at 08:16 AM

    5-stars...made the maps simple and easy to understand for people who do not have the historical background of why we fought this war

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    U'Vonna W. (Chattanooga, OK)
    March 1st, 2017 at 09:44 AM

    Perfect for students to understand the geography and strategies of WWII. The visual explanation makes it easier for students to understand how the world powers work together today and then.

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    Denise R. (Park Ridge, IL)
    February 25th, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    This is a valuable resource when teaching World War II.