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This "learning pursuit" site though not a WebQuest does give students tasks and resources. It was created for 12th grade IB History students but can be adapted for younger non-IB students. It covers some of the main topics for the European events of WWII.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > Research
  • Social Studies > Technology
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


WWII Europe Fascism Axis Powers Allied Powers Cold War



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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

SOC.9-10.14.E.4: Social Science

Analyze historical trends of United States foreign policy (e.g., emergence as a world leader - military, industrial, financial).

SOC.9-10.14.F.4a: Social Science

Determine the historical events and processes that brought about changes in United States political ideas and traditions (e.g., the New Deal, Civil War).

SOC.9-10.16.A.4a: Social Science

Analyze and report historical events to determine cause-and-effect relationships.

SOC.9-10.16.D.4b US: Social Science

Describe unintended social consequences of political events in United States history (e.g., Civil War/emancipation, National Defense Highway Act/decline of inner cities, Vietnam War/anti-government activity).

SOC.9-10.16.D.4 W: Social Science

Identify significant events and developments since 1500 that altered world social history in ways that persist today including colonization, Protestant Reformation, industrialization, the rise of technology and human rights movements.

SOC.9-10.18.B.4: Social Science

Analyze various forms of institutions (e.g., educational, military, charitable, governmental).
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-01-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource takes students through the process of conducting in-depth research on an African country in order to create a grant proposal. The lesson is completely Internet based with all necessary directions and materials linked to the lesson. Students follow the detailed procedures that include guided questions and required online methods of notetaking (mindmeister.com) and blogging. The assignment is comprehensive in giving students the opportunity to learn about a specific country in Africa with the goal of explaining why it is worthy of aid from the Gates Foundation to be a leader in economic development in the region. Students are also expected to do research on the factors that have led to China’s economic development in order for there to be thoughtful comparisons. It should be noted that this is a large webquest. Depending on the time allotted for the project, it might be appropriate to break up some of the research tasks between group members or provide the background information on China as a model prior to the project.
David Carpenter
July 22, 2012

Thanks for checking this WebQuest, LaVenia. All of my sites were in MobileMe so I have been transferring them to Google Sites. All my contributions now are hosted at Google and I changed the links here at Curriki. Cheers.

LaVenia Clark
July 11, 2012

The mobileme link no longer works.

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