by Andrew Nye, Marshwood Middle School

This Webquest guides students through the causes of World War II


As an introduction to WWII, this webquest guides students in identifying and analyzing the causes of the Second World War.


World War II was one of the first international military conflicts in the history of the world. It resulted in mass destruction of human life and property. This war was fought between two opposing alliances: the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Soviet Union, United States). These two opposing sides fought each other on almost every continent and ocean worldwide.




World War I, the Great Depression, the rise of dictators -- we have now reached the moment in history when World War II begins.  How did we go from a world of post-war destruction and economic crisis to yet another world war