Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Week 16


PolandWhy did Hitler’s invasion of Poland start WW II?

Under Hitler’s leadership, Germany began to disregard the Versailles Peace Treaty and rebuild its military. Germany took over Austria and Czechoslovakia, but after invading Poland on September 1, 1939, Britain and France decided to go to war with Germany.



 world war 2What were the major events of WW II?

On September 3, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany. In 1940, Germany began to move through Europe and took Paris and heavily bombed Britain. Germany then invaded Russia in 1941 and Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Also in 1940, Italy invaded Egypt and Germany sent troops to North Africa. By 1943, the Allies re-took most of the territory back and in 1944 began to take back Western Europe. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945 followed by Japans surrender on August 14, 1945, which was celebrated aboard the USS Missouri on September 2.


Berlin, Japanische BotschaftWhat was the Axis? Photo Source

The Axis was an alliance between Italy, Germany, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary.  These countries were banded together by signing the Pact of Steel and Tripartite Pact.


the alliesWho were the Allies?

The original Allies from WW I were China, France, and Britain. The US and USSR joined in 1941 during WWII.



battle of midwayWhat happened at the Battle of Midway?

The Battle of Midway was the first decisive victory for the US in the Pacific after US code breakers found out about an attack from the Imperial Japanese Navy. This early knowledge gave the US a strategic advantage that led to victory.


atomic bombWhat is an atomic bomb?

Albert Einstein’s discovery of E=MC2 led to the discovery that an atom can be split and set off a chain reaction of immense power. It began a race between Germany and the US on who could build an atomic bomb first. Led by Robert Oppenheimer, by July 1945 the US had three bombs and dropped one on Hiroshima, Japan and on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered on August 14.


Other Resources: World History Homework p.96-102, Story of the World Vol. 4 Ch. 26, 28 & 29 pp.286-290, 305-327, Mystery of History V.4 L. 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, & 62


Newton’s first law of motion (week 16 starts at 3 minutes and 42 seconds)



Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.103-104 Apologia Chemistry and Physics; Classical Science Elementary Physical Science Unit 4


Area of a Rectangle (week 16 starts at 14 seconds)





1st Conjugation Endings Imperfect Tense  (same as week 3, 4, 15, &16)





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(week 16 starts at 2 minute and 00 seconds)


Fine Arts

Great Artists

When it comes to Fine Arts the best resource out there is Half a Hundred Acre Wood! She has an entire post dedicated to the great artists for weeks 13-18 and with tons of great resources. Be sure to scroll down the page for the artist you want. Click here to be taken there! 🙂


Click here for a great correlating booklist  created by The list is broken down for each CC subject.

Click here for another great reading list created by

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