Card Sort: Why did the League fail to stop the Japanese invasion of Manchuria?
This outstanding resource has been designed by experienced teachers to help middle and lower ability students understand why the League of Nations failed to stop the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision or assessment activity. If you are looking for something to provide additional stretch and challenge for high ability students, then check out my Diamond 9 activity on this topic.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a photocopiable resource which includes twelve headings cards which need to be matched up to corresponding statements which explain why the League was unable to stop the Japanese invasion. The document is provided in Microsoft Word so you can edit the resource if you wish to customise it further by changing any of the key factors that I have included.

Once students have cut out the cards out and matched them, they can then rearrange them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books and attempting an extended answer. Full instructions are included.

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?
Know: What sanctions did the League of Nations impose on Japan?
Understand: Why did the League fail to stop the Japanese invasion of Manchuria?
Evaluate: Which factors were the most important?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: What sanctions did the League of Nations impose on Japan?
Explain: Why did the League fail to stop the Japanese invasion?
Analyse: Which factors were the most important it causing the League to fail?

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Created: May 16, 2017

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