This unit examines all aspects of World War II ó from its causes to its end. Canada's role is highlighted against the backdrop of a world at war. Topics include causes of the war and Hitlerís rise to power, Blitzkrieg, Pearl Harbor, Dieppe, and D-Day. The unit is divided into three parts, combining optional lessons and a pictorial history suitable for coloring with the main, information-based body of the unit. Optional lessons include current events, and a look at some of the famous battles. Finally, a unit about World War II, written from a Canadian perspective. This History lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.