Understanding the German Blitzkrieg is essential to understanding how powerful Nazi Germany was in the early years of World War 2 as well as the response each country had to Germany's actions. Using a spider map, students will reflect the major impacts of the German Blitzkrieg in the early war. They should follow the 5 Ws model to create and answer a “Who, What, When, Where, and Why” style of question and accompany their answer with a visual representation.
For this extended activity, students should present their spider maps to their peers with the goal of finding other peers that answered similar questions to the ones that they created and comparing their answers. Giving students a “KWL Chart” prior to this activity is helpful for them to reflect about what they “Know, Want to Know, and Learned” from this activity.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Create a 5W analysis of the German Blitzkrieg: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
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