Adolf Hitler became Germany’s dictator in 1933. He served in the German army during WWI and after become dictator; he began WWII when he invaded Poland in 1939. Hitler ultimately took his own life on April 30, 1945 just before the Allies entered Berlin when the war turned against him.
Hideki Tojo was Japan’s Prime Minister during WWII (1941). He was forced to resign in 1944 and became Japan’s scapegoat for its losses in the war. After WWII, Tojo was put on trial in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East for war crimes and was found guilty. He was executed on December 23, 1948.
After serving in the Italian army during WWI, Benito Mussolini became dictator of Italy in 1925. Italy joined Germany in WWII and was unsuccessful. Two years after being replaced as Prime Minister by Victor Emmanuel in 1943, he was executed by communist partisans.
Joseph Stalin was USSR’s dictatator brought to power in 1927. He signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1939, which was later broken by Hitler in 1941 when he invaded the USSR. After the invasion, Stalin unofficially joined the Allies. Stalin consolidated power in Eastern Europe after the war and competed against the US in the Cold War until he died in 1953.
Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of England during WWII. He kept England from surrendering to Germany even though Britain was fighting practically alone. Churchill was Prime Minister until 1945.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the US from 1932-1945; he was the longest serving president in US history. In an attempt to end the Great Depression, Roosevelt introduced New Deal policies. Roosevelt brought the US into WWII in 1941. After a lifetime of battling polio, he died on April 12, 1945 from a broken blood vessel in the brain.
Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces from 1944-1945. He led the successful D-Day invasion of Normandy. Eisenhower was elected the 34th president of the US after the war.
Douglas MacArthur was a Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area from 1942-1945. Although he was a poor leader, he did successfully retake the Philippines from Japan in 1944.
Other Resources: World History Homework p.98-101, Story of the World Vol. 4 Ch. 23, 24 & 29 pp.250-254, 260-266, 316-327, Mystery of History V.4 L. 51, 52, & 55
Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
(Week 17 starts at 4 minutes and 24 seconds
Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.105-106 Apologia Chemistry and Physics; Classical Science Elementary Physical Science Unit 5
Area of a Square (Week 17 starts at 20 seconds)
1st Conjugation Endings Future Tense (same as week 5, 6, 17, &18)
(Week 17 starts at 3 minutes and 15 seconds)
(week 17 starts at 2 minute and 38 seconds)
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! 🙂
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