Europe during the Second World War - Areas of Influence by 1941 Colouring Map


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  • Not wishing to be negative about the resource - some parts are correct, like the Baltic states, but this map also has major inaccuracies. Germany and Poland had very different borders in 1939. So did Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia. Macedonia and Slovenia were part of Yugoslavia back then. Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan were part of the Soviet Union. Can it be corrected?

    , 4 days ago
    • Hi alwayshope,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. I apologise if this mistake has caused any problems. I'll let our resource creation team know about it right away and they will get it fixed as soon as they can!

      , 4 days ago
  • I would use this resorce so I can colour the timeline during ww2

    , Nov 10th
    • Hi nn118xy,
      I'm glad this resource is useful! Thanks for letting us know :) Have a lovely day!

      , Nov 10th
  • Hi, The key is missing from the editable version, could this be added please? Looking forward to using this with my yr 9s

    , Oct 16th
    • Hi SanaBh,
      Thanks for spotting this! We'll let our design team know right away!

      , Oct 16th
    • Hi there SanaBh,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely teacher and design teams have solved the issue and the new version is now available to download. I hope you like it!

      , Oct 16th
  • , rated this resource Aug 30th
  • Great resource. It would be useful to have a list of what side each country was on just to make it easier to teach.

    , Aug 30th
    • Hi missp85,
      Thanks for your lovely request - I'll ask our design team to take a look and see if we can make this change for you :)

      , Aug 30th
  • Thank you so much! :)

    , Aug 23rd
    • Hi there,
      You are very welcome! :-)

      , Aug 23rd
  • Hi,I used this resource last year and it was great. However, my children found it helpful if the Sea and Oceans were coloured in blue (I tried with just the black and white version and I had some very interesting maps of Europe!). I ended up spending ages colouring it in myself and then photocopying it. Would it be possible to get a version with those areas coloured in? I am coming up to WWII again and would love to use this!Thanks

    , Jan 19th
    • Hi Leesia,
      Thanks for commenting! I can see this being a useful addition - I'll ask our design team to make the amendment!

      , Jan 19th
    • Hi there Leesia,
      Our lovely resource creation team have completed this and emailed the new resource to you, I hope you find it useful! It will also be available for download within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a new resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above.

      , Jan 20th
    • I would also very much like to use a map with seas and oceans coloured blue. My pupils last year created some very interesting map work without this extra support. I can't see this available under the 'Alternative versions' above, as stated previously. Please could this be added?

      , 16 hours ago
    • Hi Miss_McG,
      Thank you for your comment! I'll pass it over to our design team, who will look at adding this to the 'Alternative versions' for you :)

      , 16 hours ago
  • It is possible to have this in Romanian? Thank you!

    , Jan 11th
    • Hi ale.moarcas,
      Thank you for your fantastic suggestion! Because we receive so many lovely requests each day, we are unfortunately unable to make all of the resources requested (although we do our best!) If we can make your resource we will be in touch to let you know, though we cannot guarantee when it will be completed. If there is anything else I can help with, please let me know! Have a great day :)

      , Jan 11th
  • A shame that the Channel Islands are not included on the map, especially seeing as they were the only part of Britain to be occupied during the second world war - a very important part of our history that is usually forgotten about!

    , Oct 26th
    • Good evening RosieB84,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :) I will see if one of our lovely designers can include the Channel Islands for you :) Have a lovely evening :)

      , Oct 26th
    • Hi there RosieB84,
      Our lovely teacher and design teams have completed this for you and emailed the new resource, I hope you find it useful! It will also be available for download on the website within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a main resource, or under 'Alternative versions' above.

      , Oct 27th
  • Start of WW2 topic thanks.

    , Sep 16th
    • Hi middle123,
      You're very welcome :)

      , Sep 17th
  • Unit starter great map.

    , Sep 6th
  • is there a world war one map similar?

    , Sep 1st
    • Hi Hmcairns,
      Thank you for commenting. I have put this request through, if we're able to make it then we'll be in touch to let you know! :)

      , Sep 1st
    • Hi, was a WW1 version created of this resource? Thanks.

      , Aug 23rd
    • Hi there,
      Thanks for your lovely request! I have contacted our design team about a First World War version of this resource so it should be on its way soon! :-)

      , Aug 23rd
    • Hi

      Was a first world war version of this activity made? Thanks!

      , Nov 6th
    • Hi GeordieCroz,
      Thank you for your lovely request! I have put it through to our design team to check to see if this is in the process of being created or if someone could please create it. Someone will be in touch soon, to say if it has been made or if it is possible :)

      , Nov 6th
    • Hello again! Good news! Our design team have confirmed a world war one version is currently been created! Keep your eyes peeled on the site :)

      , Nov 7th
  • resource won't download!! Very disappointing!!

    , Aug 19th
    • Hi kirsty98,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :)
      The reason you can't download the resource is because you are a free user. This resource is a paid resource and requires a subscription to download.
      If you would like to subscribe you can do that here:
      Have a lovely day :)

      , Aug 19th
  • Disappointed, doesn't present the correct borders of Germany during WWII or pre WWII, I don't see Finland controlling the Petsamo, which it should if this map does take place before 1940, and if it doesn't take place before 1940, and it takes place after 1940, then the Soviet Union should have gained small portions of land on the Finnish border via the Winter War, which is not shown. The borders of Germany should include north-west Poland and Eastern Prussia, as well as Austria if this map takes place before 1939. This map presents the modern borders of the countries in WWII, with exceptions of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

    , Jul 21st
    • Hi Timothy_Alejado,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll ask our resource team to look into this as soon as possible! :)

      , Jul 21st
    • Other than that it's great, and by the way, make the countries north of Iran part of the Soviet Union, they weren't independent during the war, and were a target during Germany's attack on the Soviet Union, and I don't know if I'm right on this but on your map it appears to be water below Lithuania, my map is showing that area of water to be Germany's Eastern Prussia

      , Jul 21st
    • Hey there,
      Thank you. I've asked our resource team to look into this and to make any necessary amendments.
      Have a lovely evening! :)

      , Jul 21st
    • Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch and letting us know about this issue.
      As you point out, territory was constantly gained and lost throughout the conflict, so it is difficult to show the minutiae of border change in one map. This resource is instead intended to give a broad overview of the alliances that were in place during WWII.
      If you wanted to personalise the activity to a particular year or period within WWII, we have added a blank map version (available in the 'Alternative versions box' that includes a blank map you can use to make your own answer sheet. I hope this helps!

      , Jul 22nd
  • Will use as a resource for my unit on WWII

    , May 25th
  • Using the map as part off co teach station teaching and as an introduction to the European theater.

    , May 6th
  • Teaching WWII

    , May 4th
  • Teaching World War 2.

    , Apr 15th
  • Teaching world war II

    , Apr 12th
  • teaching World War 2

    , Apr 2nd
  • ww2 unit

    , Mar 29th
  • Classroom activity!

    , Mar 23rd
  • teaching WW2

    , Mar 21st
  • teaching WW2

    , Feb 29th
  • classroom resource

    , Feb 16th
  • Great start to WW2 topic

    , Feb 8th
  • Ideal for our topic clearly identified.

    , Nov 1st
  • Nice resource but proved a bit confusing as there are missing borders between the Soviet Union and Finland and Turkey and middle Eastern countries (I can understand not naming the middle eastern countries in a European map but the Turkey border would be useful). In addition, as we had been discussing surrender of Holland and Belgium it was a shame that they did not appear on the map and instead seem to have been subsumed into France or Germany. A few amendments would make a nice resource into a much more useful one.

    , Oct 17th
    • Hi AllieKatz,
      I was really sorry to hear about this mistake, and I apologise if it has caused you any trouble. It will be changed shortly!

      , Oct 17th
    • Hi there AllieKatz,
      Thanks for spotting this mistake! We have now corrected it and emailed you the amended resource, I hope you find it useful. It will also be updated on the website soon.

      , Oct 19th
  • Completed map would help for marking!

    , Oct 6th
  • Teaching local history strand. Hellfire Corner.

    , Oct 5th
  • To support an SEN pupil

    , Sep 22nd
  • I am going to give them a list of the countries that took part and what side they belonged to, children then have to do some map work and find out where they are on the map.

    , Sep 19th
  • helping pupils to understand why it was a world war

    , Sep 16th
  • great

    , Sep 16th
  • second lesson on WW2,

    , Sep 12th
  • first lesson on ww2

    , Sep 8th
  • First lesson on WW2

    , Sep 6th
  • School project

    , Sep 3rd
  • my first lesson for ww2 is why was it called a WW? chn are to colour in all the countries involved in the war. Great resource for that!

    , Aug 31st
  • school project

    , Aug 26th
  • School project

    , Aug 10th
  • I am using it for ESL camp with my students

    , Jun 25th
    • Hi dehoflis,
      Thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jun 25th
  • To help with countries involved SEN KS3

    , Jun 15th
    • Hi jwplon,
      Thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jun 15th
  • World war 2 map work

    , Jun 3rd
  • ww2 topic introduction

    , Jun 1st
    • Hi traci3, thank you for your comment! :)

      , Jun 1st
  • ww2 revision

    , May 16th
  • topic

    , May 15th
  • We are using it to supplement our reading of the book Number the Stars.

    , Apr 29th
  • home for year 6

    , Apr 12th
  • the start of my WW2 topic for year 6 pupils

    , Apr 10th
  • intro to w.w.2 for k.s.2.

    , Apr 7th
  • WW2 History Unit

    , Apr 7th
  • WWII project

    , Mar 30th
  • WWI History class

    , Mar 23rd
  • 5th grade WWII unit

    , Mar 15th
  • ESL pre-teaching about World War II

    , Mar 12th
  • childs homework

    , Mar 3rd
  • Used for introduction to WW2 and Carrie's War novel study.

    , Mar 2nd
  • Used for KS2 History in background to Battle of Britain. Very clear visual as to how split Europe was during the war.

    , Feb 17th
  • Modified curriculum for high school aged students

    , Feb 10th
  • I would use this resource as an activator to introduce the reason why the U.S. entered into the World War II and to identify the Allied and Axis powers of Europe for 8th grade Georgia Studies concept SS8H9-A

    , Feb 9th
  • Introducing the Allied, Axis, and Neutral nations of WWII

    , Feb 9th
  • Studying WW2

    , Feb 4th
  • year 6 history

    , Jan 30th
  • Thank you.

    , Jan 29th
  • Supports the children in understanding the geography of the war.

    , Jan 28th
  • WW2 work for year 6

    , Jan 26th
  • Homework Year 5

    , Jan 24th
  • WW2 allies and axis powers Primary 7

    , Jan 21st
  • WW2 work for year six.

    , Jan 20th
  • ww2 axis and allied powers

    , Jan 20th
  • axis and allies

    , Jan 18th
  • to show they know axis and allies

    , Jan 14th
  • ww2 topic

    , Jan 12th
  • my class can use this sheet as an assessment tool to show they can name at least two countries in each category

    , Jan 10th
  • SEN Work

    , Jan 9th
  • WW2 topic

    , Jan 8th
  • Supporting World War II School Topic

    , Jan 8th
  • World War II lesson

    , Jan 8th
  • world war 2 topic

    , Jan 8th
  • world war two topic

    , Jan 7th
  • As part of WW2 topic with my P4 class

    , Jan 6th
  • ww2 research

    , Jan 6th
  • For WW2 research by my Year 5 class

    , Jan 6th
  • I plan to use this resource with my students as we read Number the Stars

    , Jan 5th
This colouring activity features a map of Europe during the Second World War for your children to colour in according to which countries were allies, axis, axis controlled, or neutral.
Europe during the Second World War - Areas of Influence by 1941 Colouring Map contains:
  • Activity Sheet.pdf
  • Answer Sheet.pdf
  • Colouring Sheet.pdf

This resource is available in Standard, Blank and Editable.
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