Card Sort: Why did Japan invade Manchuria?
This outstanding resource has been designed to help middle and lower ability students studying the key reasons why Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 -1932? It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision or assessment activity to supplement any main stream text book or video on this topic. If you are looking for something to stretch the more able then please check out my Diamond 9 Activity on this topic, available for download from my TES shop.

When you purchase this resource you will receive a full editable Microsoft Word document which can be customised if necessary to suit the needs of your students. When you open the document it will include both the learning aims and instructions to go along with the tasks as well as twelve heading and matching statement cards that explain the key reasons why Japan invaded Manchuria.

Once your students have correctly matched the cards and reviewed their answers, you could provide stretch and challenge by getting them to organise them into their order of importance before stickling them into their books.

The aims and objectives for this lesson are:

Theme: Why did the League of Nations fail 1919 - 1939?
Know: Why did Japan invade Manchuria 1931 - 1932?
Understand: How were these factors were linked to the weaknesses of the League?
Evaluate: Which factors were the most important in Japan's decision to invade?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: Why Japan invaded Manchuria?
Explain: How these reasons were linked to the weaknesses of the League?
Analyse: Which factors were the most important in Japan's decision to invade?

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Created: May 15, 2017

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