by World History Two, Grafton High School

The WebQuest will explore the multiple causes for World War II from the perspective of key policies, leaders, and early events leading to war. The lead-up to the war was fueled by strict dictators and worldwide depression. The WebQuest will explore how these elements led the world into total war once again.



World War I, the Great Depression, the rise of dictators around the world -- we have now reached the moment in history when World War I begins.  How did we get from a world of post-war destruction and economic crisis to a world yet again engulfed in violence and battles?  This WebQuest will guide you through an exploration of the major causes of World War II, the key leaders that led throughout the war, and the key events that brought the world into war.  Use the WebQuest guide provided in the "Task" section of this website to follow through the process, step-by-step, gathering information that will lead you from the end of World War I to September 3, 1939, the day World War II begins.