• Interwar Years: The Road to War-  Nationalism and Revolution Around the World and The Rise of Totalitarianism (1919-1939)


    Enduring Understandings

    Essential Questions

    Students Will Be Able to:

    1.  International conflict often leads to domestic changes.

    2.  Twentieth Century economic depression was global in scope and helped to fuel worldwide tensions.

    3.  In times of crisis, people often turn to strong leaders in search of stability.

    4.  Aggression will typically continue until it is stopped by force or the threat of force.

    5.  Conflicts of the 20th Century were rooted in political and ideological differences around the world.



    1.  Does revolution necessarily come from the masses?

    2. Why do political revolutions occur?

    3.  How do different leaders manipulate ideologies and people to suit their agenda?


    Guiding Questions:


      How did different nations deal with the Great Depression, and what political impact did it have?


     Why did the League of Nations fail to accomplish its mission of keeping the peace?


    How do fascism and communism differ?

    1.  Describe the causes and impacts of the Russian Revolution.

    2.  Describe how the Great Depression spread economic troubles around the world and helped contribute to the start of World War II.

    3.  Explain why in response to political and economic hardships some nations turned to totalitarian dictatorships while others strengthen their democracies.

    4.  Compare the various leaders and ideologies that people turned to during times of crisis.

    5.  Analyze the failure of the world to respond to the aggression of the dictators.