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  • 17
    Lessons
  • 41
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 16
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.6
    CEUs
  • 810
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

Course Description

World War II was a conflict like no other in human history. Everything that had made the First World War such a monumental event was soon eclipsed by the colossal scale and impact of the next. World War II involved more nations and soldiers than any major war before or since. The technology was grander and more deadly. The villains were easily identifiable, worthy adversaries bent on global domination. The resistance to the Axis Powers; comprised of Germany, Japan, and Italy; was pushed to their limit in terms of providing soldiers and war materiel. The epic battles of World War II on land, through the air, and at sea were waged with ferocity unlike any other war--on two fronts.

The political and economic fallout from the First World War and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles did not bring about the lasting peace that was hoped. Rather, the outcome of World War I left the German nation a major power in Europe--and bitter over their defeat. The worldwide effects of the Great Depression had a major impact on the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany, but the effects were most notably felt in Germany.

This discontent led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, his Nazi Party, and the creation of the Axis. Determined to re-establish Germany as the true superpower in Europe, the Germany military sprung into action, conquering large amounts of Western Europe before many of the neighboring countries could realize what had happened. At the same time, Italy invaded North Africa and Japan began to expand its influence by conquering many islands in the Pacific.

The effects of World War II cannot be underestimated, as they still impact lives and nations to this very day. The political re-structuring that occurred following the defeat of the Axis Powers left the world a very different place: the creation and use of nuclear arms, the establishment of the nation-state of Israel, the division of much of Eastern Europe, the rapid expansion of Communism throughout much of Asia and Europe, the division of Germany, America's rise to superpower status, and far more. Clearly, the impact of this greatest of wars cannot be emphasized enough.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Terminology, Part I

Lesson 1: Terminology, Part I 115 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : WWII Introduction Discussion
  • Review 3 Articles: Bazooka; Trivia; World War II Movies
  • Review Video: D-Day Survivor Interviews
  • Complete: Assignment 1: What to gain?
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam: Terminology, Part I

Lesson 2: Terminology, Part II and Course Structure

Lesson 2: Terminology, Part II and Course Structure 115 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: American Historical Association; Pillbox; Nuremberg Trials
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Personal Interests
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam: Terminology, Part II and Course Structure

Lesson 3: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar Republic

Lesson 3: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar Republic 95 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Paul von Hindenburg; Hitler Historical Museum
  • Take Poll: Understanding History
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Nazi Party Rise
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar Republic

Lesson 4: Adolf Hitler's Life & Career

Lesson 4: Adolf Hitler's Life and Career 125 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Adolph Hitler's Life; Hitler videos
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Who was Hitler?
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam: Adolph Hitler’s Life & Career

Lesson 5: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan

The Other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Facism definition; Mussolini Speech; Data and Pictures of Fascism
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Key Axis People
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan

Lesson 6: Opening Salvos & Germany Starts the War

Opening Salvos; Germany Starts the War 115 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Pictures of the Maginot Line; More Info on the Maginot Line
  • Complete Assignment: The Maginot Line as a Metaphor
  • Complete: Assignment 6: The Maginot Line
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam: Opening Salvos – Germany Starts the War

Lesson 7: The Phoney War

Lesson 7: The Phoney War 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Cartoon Illustrations; The Phoney War
  • Complete Assignment: Stopping the Phoney War?
  • Complete: Assignment 7: The Phoney War
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam: The Phoney War

Lesson 8: The Battles of France and Britain

Lesson 8: The Battles of France and Britain 140 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Blitz crossword puzzle; Blitz word search; British Pilot's Oral History of Battle of Britain
  • Complete Assignment: The Battle of Britain
  • Complete: Assignment 8: Time Line
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam: The Battles of France and Britain

Lesson 9: The North African Campaign

Lesson 9: The North African Campaign 135 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Desert War planes
  • Complete: Assignment 9: Why Africa?
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: The North African Campaign

Lesson 10: The Eastern Front

Lesson 10: The Eastern Front 205 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Situation Maps; Women in the War; Yahoo Group; Hitler's Two Front War
  • Complete Assignment: Hitler's Blunder -- A two front War!
  • Complete: Assignment 10: Stalin and Cold Weather
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: The Eastern Front

Lesson 11: The Italian Campaign

Lesson 11: The Italian Campaign 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Best History Sites; History Place; Invasion of Italy; Italian Campaign
  • Complete: Assignment 11: Italian Campaign Timeline
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: The Italian Campaign

Lesson 12: The Pacific Theatre

Lesson 12: The Pacific Theatre 195 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video A
  • Lesson 12 Video B : Lecture on The Pacific Theatre
  • Lesson 12 Video C : Lecture on The Pacific Theatre: The Doolittle Raid
  • Lesson 12 Video D : Discussion on Leyte Gulf
  • Lesson 12 Video E : Coral Sea and Midway Discussion
  • Lesson 12 Video F : Discussion on Leyte Gulf
  • Lesson 12 Video G : Tarawa Discussion for the WWII Pacific Theater
  • Lesson 12 Video H : Discussion of Iwo Jima discussion
  • Lesson 12 Video I : Battle of Okinawa
  • Lesson 12 Video J : Pacific Theater Final Discussion
  • Review 10 Articles: Historical Park; History Net; History.com; Women come to the Front; WWII on the Home Front; Lend Lease Act; WWII Remembered; Video Gallery; Doolittle Raid; Island Hopping Campaign
  • Take Poll: American Involvment
  • Complete Assignment: Lend Lease Act
  • Complete: Assignment 12: United States Involvement
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: The Pacific Theatre

Lesson 13: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan

Lesson 13: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan 150 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: History Buff; National Security Archive; Timeline; History Channel Message Board
  • Complete Assignment: Why didn't the U.S. drop an Atomic Bomb on Germany?
  • Complete: Assignment 13: War Ends
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan

Lesson 14: The Horrors of the Third Reich

Lesson 14: The Horrors of the Third Reich 135 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Holocaust Museum; Holocaust Survivors; Search and Unite
  • Complete: Assignment 14: The Holocaust
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam: The Horrors of the Third Reich

Lesson 15: The Aftermath of World War II

Lesson 15: The Aftermath of World War II 165 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: NATO; The Communist Manifesto; The Marshall Plan
  • Take Poll: Another One
  • Complete Assignment: The Marshall Plan: Preventative Maintenance?
  • Complete: Assignment 15: Israel
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam: The Aftermath of World War II

Lesson 16: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Axis

Lesson 16: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Axis 115 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Heinrich Himmler; Mussolini execution
  • Review Video: Eva Braun
  • Complete: Assignment 16: Hollywood
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Exam: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Axis

Lesson 17: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Allies

Lesson 17: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Allies 125 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: American Battle Monuments Commission; National Archives; WWII Images; WWII Memorial
  • Review 2 Videos: Stalin video; Winston Churchill
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 17: American Involvement
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Exam: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Allies
2175
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define World War II terminology.
  • Know setting the stage for war: The Fall of the Weimar Republic.
  • Know Adolph Hitler's Life and career.
  • Know the other Axis powers.
  • Describe the Phoney War.
  • Know the battles of France and Britain.
  • Describe the North African Campaign.
  • Know the Eastern Front, Italian Campaign, and the Pacific Theatre.
  • Know the end of the War.
  • Know the horrors of the Third Reich.
  • Know the aftermath of World War II.
  • Know prominent figures of World War II, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: World War ll
Course Number: 7550440
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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