World War II Readings

Answer the following questions for each reading and email your responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us. This assignment is due

The Kellogg-Briand Pact

1. Why were the provisions of the pact unrealistic in the face of postwar problems?
2. What machinery for the enforcement of its provisions and for a settlement of disputes was provided under the terms of the pact?

Munich-Two Editorials from “The Times

1. What concessions had Hitler made to Chamberlain, according to The Times editorial?
2. Why did The Times urge the British public to support the partition of Czechoslovakia in the absence of consultations with the Czech government?
3. Why did The Times insist that “the policy of international appeasement must of course be pressed forward”?


Week of 3/30

This week we will be covering Ch 31. The chapter deals with WWII and the aftermath. This chapter covers pages 765 to 790. During the week there will be several assignments posted along with a quick quiz. All the work along with the quiz will be due on Sunday, April 5 at 11:59 pm.


Information Update 3/27

Hi Students,

Even though we are in 4th quarter, it is important to take time now to raise quarter 3 grades no matter what grade you currently have.  Everyone can participate in this! Please check StudentVue for the most updated Q3 grade.

What can you do?

1. Do any of the assignments that will help increase grade.  Check mrwaddell.com for assignments, if they are not there, email me.

2. Email me if you have a quiz/test grade you are unhappy with and I’ll be happy to help you earn more points to increase it!

We have until Friday, April 3rd for any missing/make-up work. Don’t wait till the last minute! 

There will be new for credit assignments starting Monday … along with lots and lots of AP Test prep activities! 
I will be holding office hours starting on Friday at 9:00 am and again at 1:00 pm.  I will also be using a variety of video apps  where we can chat screen to screen – standby for updates.

Hope you are all staying healthy and washing those hands! 

Mr. Waddell


Tips for Online Learning Success

Set up a dedicated work  space used only for school work                                                               

Create a schedule for yourself and try to stick to it.

Stay active! Get away from computer and stretch.  Check online for home exercise  tutorials.

Take breaks. You will perform better when you allow yourself some time away.

Banish distractions. Turn off your phone.  Unplug the TV.                                           

Ask for help.  Chances are you aren’t the only one with the same question.

Check with your local internet provider.  Many are offering free internet access for a limited time.

Take notes, whether digitally or traditionally, note taking helps you retain new information.

Jump in with both feet.   Interact and collaborate with other students and faculty early and often. 


Thank you to the Sun Devil Campus Stores for these tips.


After World War I

Below you will find a series of questions that will help you understand what transpired after the war. The information found from these questions, may be used in a quiz, test or exam. Answer in complete sentences when needed. This assignment needs to be completed if you want to do test retakes for Unit 7.

The War Beyond Europe p. 710

1. World War I would seem like a European or Western war 
considering the main combatants. What made it a truly world war?

2. Other than Antarctica, what was the only continent not directly 
involved in the war?

3. Why was Germany unable to fully take advantage of its colonies 
like Britain or France?

4. Japan was Britain’s ally but it had a very selfish motive for 
entering the war. What was it and what colonial power suffered as a

5. Why did the Young Turks/Ottomans side with Germany besides the 
fact that Russia was Germany’s enemy?

6. Explain what the Armenian genocide was and the causes behind it.

7. How did America benefit from the war?

8. What action by the Germans brought America into the war on the 
side of the Entente allies?

Endgame: The Return of Offensive Warfare p. 712

9. Germany came close to winning the war right at the end. What 
stopped them?

10. Who did the German people blame for their loss?


11. What did France demand from Germany?

12. Why does it make economic sense that Britain and France 
would NOT grant independence to their colonies, particularly
following WWI?

13. The League of Nations was the forerunnerto today’s United 
Nations and was the idea of President Woodrow Wilson.What 
country ironically did not join and why?


14. How did India benefit from the war?

15. Why did European colonies come to hate their 
European overlords?

16. The word “decolonization” appears at the end of this section. 
What do you think it means? (This is going to be a theme of this
new time period so get used to it)

India: The Makings of the Nationalist Challenge to the British Raj

17. What role did the National Congress party play in 
India’s decolonization?

18. The British encouraged the National Congress party early 
on and also provided education to Indian elites from various 
regionsof the country, which meant they learned a common 
language for the first time, English. What did those two factors 
lead to inIndia?

Social Foundations of a Mass Movement

19. How did greater production of cash crops in India lead to 
social unrest among the lower classes?

The Rise of Militant Nationalism

20. In the 13 English colonies, Sam Adams supported independence 
from Britain,organized boycotts of British goods, started the
Sons of Liberty, and initiated the Boston Tea Party. Who plays 
a similar role in India’s history and what groups was he not
popular with?

The Emergence of Gandhi and the Spread of the Nationalist Struggle

21. How was the economic impact of WWI in Egypt 
(beginning of chapter) similar to the impact on India, 
especially theworking class? (HINT: New World silver 
caused the same thing in Spain)

22. What aspects made up Gandhi’s satyagraha (truth force)?

23. What American civil rights leader was inspired by Gandhi’s tactics?

24. Gandhi had a duel image: laywer and mystic. Identify which 
social groups he used each image to appeal to: 
a.    Lawyer–

b.     Mystic –

Egypt and the Rise of Nationalism in the Middle East

25. In the 13 colonies the Loyalists tended to be wealthy, 
particularly Southern landowners. Who played a similar 
role in Egypt?

26. How did jobs in the bureaucracies of both Egypt and
 India play a role in social unrest?

27. How did the Dinshawal incident slightly resemble the 
Boston Massacre? (NOTE: the Boston Massacre was largely 
a fabricated story based on a mob riot. This was real)

War and Nationalist Movements in the Middle East

28. How did Ataturk improve the lives of women?

29. Britain controlled Palestine yet promised it to two 
different peoples. Who?

30. What did the Balfour Declaration of 1917 state?

31. In general, what caused European Jews to change 
their mind and support Zionism?

32. Great Britain set in motion the creation of a Jewish state in 
Palestine yet itends up being seen as hostile to that goal by the
Jews. Why?

Revolt in Egypt, 1919

33. What political trigger set off the demonstrations in Egypt?

34. What area did Great Britain pull back to but still maintain 
control over?

35. Great Britain started pulling back in 1922 yet 30 years later 
when Nasser seizes control in a coup most of the best land was
owned by a small number of people, 98% of the lower class 
could not read, and 95% of rural people had eye diseases. What
was the cause of these horrible facts if not Britain?

IN DEPTH: Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements

36. A growing number of women in Africa and Asia received 
Western educations due to colonization but not all received 
them in a formal school. Where did those women receive 
education from and why?

37. How did gender cross international and religious lines in
 playing a role in political and social liberation?

The Beginnings of the Liberation Struggle in Africa

38. How does  the saying “Promises are made to be broken,” 
apply to European colonizers in India, Egypt, and across 
Africa and symbolize a common root cause of social unrest?

39. Your text states that African nationalists from French a
nd British colonies were “pretty much going separate ways.” 
The French nationalists had something in common with 
Centralists of Latin America while the British nationalists 
had something in common withFederalists


World War I Activity

You may work with one other person to complete this activity.  You will still be responsible for all the information in the activity. Click on the link below and answer the questions for the World War I Webquest.  Please email your responses to lwaddell@tempeunion.org  This activity is due on March 3 when class begins.

World War I