Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Week 17


HitlerWho was Hitler?

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.


Tojo 2Who was Tojo?

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.


Italian Prime Minister Benito MussoliniWho was Mussolini?

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.


StalinWho was Stalin?

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.


ChurchillWho was Churchill?

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.



RooseveltWho was Roosevelt?

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.


EisenhowerWho was Eisenhower?

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_speaking_at_Soldier_Field_HD-SN-99-03036Who was MacArthur?

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)




Central Europe

Central Europe


(Week 17 starts at 3 minutes and 15 seconds)



(week 17 starts at 2 minute and 38 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.

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