The Origins of World War Two: Conclusions and Revision

World History teaching resources for the high school classroom: lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes and simulation games for KS3, IGCSE, IB and A-Level teachers.

Causes of WW2 - Cloze Exercise

An overview of the main causes of World War Two in the form of a self-marking "fill the gaps" quiz.

What Caused World War Two?

An interactive guide which will also develop essay writing skills

Causes of World War Two, 1919-39: An Google Earth flyover

Designed as an alternative to the above worksheet. A Google Earth tour, complete with a worksheet, designed to teach students about the main events, but also to encourage them to reflect on the shifting pattern of international alliances. [note: needs Google Earth to be installed!]

Sourcework Assignment Pack

A comprehensive pack of sources and questions in the style of GCSE/IGCSE examinations, designed to be printed off at the beginning of the unit and used as homework exercises over the course of several weeks.

What is the difference between Communism and Fascism?

This worksheet can be completed at any point during this unit. It provides students with a useful understanding of the differences between communism and fascism at just the point that these two ideologies start to get mentioned frequently.

"Who Am I?" Challenge - International Relations in the 1930s

Each team will be presented with a clue about a key historical figure. They get 50 points if they guess it correctly. If they wish to 'pass', they get further (easier) clues but the points available steadily decline. An incorrect guess at any point means they get zero points for that round. You can play as many rounds as you wish. It's a great way to revise!

Diagram Task: Events in the 1930s

This task can be attempted at any point during this part of the unit, and would be an ideal homework activity. Students produce a series of diagrams illustrating the changing shape of international relations during the 1930s through the assistance of a detailed timeline.

WHAT Caused World War Two? - Flowchart Task

Students are presented with a skeleton flowchart outlining 6 main causes of World War Two. Their job is to connect the factors together meaningfully and then translate this into a written piece.

WHO Caused World War Two? - Debate Task

The class is divided into various groups, each of which has the task of producing prosecution questions against one country, and defence replies for another. A thorough way of rounding off the unit and looking at the evidence from a fresh perspective.

Structured Questions for IGCSE

Provide students with this detailed list of possible questions to revise from as a homework, then set one of them as a practice question in timed conditions.

Essay Task on the Origins of World War Two - IB / A-Level

A more advanced question for students beyond GCSE.

Revision Quizzes from

Fling the Teacher Quiz: International Relations in the 1930s:



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