Explore the Crossroads

Southeast Asia at the Crossroads of World War II

Exploring Southeast Asia in World War II provides a useful platform for investigation, analysis, and problem-solving—crucial skills for today’s students.

Below are two thematic pathways, one chronological and one spatial, to investigate the events and developments that led countries to war from diverse perspectives as well as their consequences. By taking a familiar topic (World War II) and examining it from a new perspective (Southeast Asia), we can evaluate past knowledge and assumptions, while mastering new content and building skills.