Study Guide: Causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939
This outstanding resource is designed to help your students study or revise the causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939. It has been tried, tested and refined 24 years of my teaching career. Each chapter includes step by step notes and activities to help students consolidate their understanding of this topic. They are designed to be accessible to the full range of ability.

The aims and objectives that would accompany this revision guide are:

Theme: Causes of the Second World War 1933 - 1939?
Know: What were the different steps to the Second World War?
Understand: What were Hitler's aims at each step to war?
Understand: Why did Britain and France reluctant to take action against Germany?
Evaluate: How far was Hitler responsible for starting the Second World War?

WILF: What Am I looking For?
Identify and describe: What were the causes of the Second World War?
Explain: Why did Britain, France and Germany react in the way they did at each step to war?
Analyse: How far was Hitler responsible for starting the Second World War?

When you buy this resource the following topics are covered:

1. Hitler’s Foreign Policy Aims

2. German Rearmament

3. The Saar Plebiscite

4. Remilitarisation of the Rhineland

5. Austria (Anschluss), 1938

6. Appeasement Czechoslovakia, 1938

7. Why did Britain support a policy of Appeasement?

8. End of Appeasement: Czechoslovakia, 1939

9. The Nazi-Soviet Pact

10. German Invasion of Poland, 1939

11. How far was Hitler’s Foreign Policy to blame?

12. Cartoons on Hitler’s Foreign Policy

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