This outstanding resource has been designed to help students studying reasons why Italy invaded Abyssinia in 1935 -35. It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision or assessment activity. If you are looking for something with a little more stretch and challenge for your higher ability students then why not also check out my diamond 9 activity on this topic?
When you purchase this resource you will receive a Microsoft Word document which you can easily edit should you want to customise it further by changing any of the key factors that have been included. The resource includes aims, instructions and twelve heading cards and matching statements to explain why Italy invaded Abyssinia in 1935-36. Once students have cut out the cards, matched them and fed back to the rest of the class, they could extend their understanding of the topic by sorting them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books. Once complete they could use the card sort to help them write an extended answer.
At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Why did the League of Nations fail 1919 - 1939?
Know: Why did Italy invade Abyssinia in 1935 - 36?
Understand: How were these factors were linked to the weaknesses of the League?
Evaluate: Which factors were the most important in Mussolini's decision to invade?
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Identify and describe: Why Mussolini invaded Abyssinia?
Explain: How these reasons were linked to the weaknesses of the League?
Analyse: Which factors were the most important in Mussolini's decision to invade?
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