Causes of WWI Teacher Resources
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Marching Towards War
The first Great War began on July 28, 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But were there other causes? Yes, and your class will find out all about nationalism, imperialism, the Triple Alliance, and other key players that led to the start of WWI.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Crisis of the Imperial Order 1900-1929
Are you reading a chapter outlining major conflicts, causes, and effects prior to and after WWI? If you are, and you need a complementary slide show, this well-organized presentation might be for you. Each slide contains information about The Great War, the Russian Revolution, Life on the Western Front, China, and The New Middle East, all laid out in a way that is perfect for taking notes.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in the Great War.
9th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Pearl Harbor Controversy
Did Roosevelt know about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor prior to December 7, 1941? After examining primary and secondary source materials, viewing documentary footage on the attack, a History Channel video on the controversy, and engaging in group and full class discussions, individuals present their response to the central question as an argumentative essay.
8th - 12th Language Arts 77 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Why do wars occur?
Understanding the causes of war is one way (possibly) to prevent it. World War II is used as a case study to facilitate an understanding of reasons why wars start. Topics covered included Totalitarianism, scarcity of resources, need for political and economic freedom.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 11 Downloads
How Did WWII Start?
How did the second world war begin? The presentation first looks at the political climate that led to WWI and the effects of that war. Then, it describes the reason Hitler was able to take hold of Germany after WWI and prior to WWII. The slide show ends with an account of what happened on September 3, 1939.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 12 Views 35 Downloads
World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion starter or supplementary resource for any lesson on US involvement in WWI.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 73 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #1
There are many reasons why the Second World War began, factors that your class will consider as they respond to each of these excellent questions. They'll discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, describe the fascist rule of Mussolini, and answer why and how Hitler came to power.
10th - 11th Language Arts 6 Views 43 Downloads
Causes of World War I
Ninth graders identify and explain the six major causes of World War I. They explore the events leading up to WWI, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and why they were the culmination of everything. Students discuss the characteristics of a "just war," if they believe there is such a thing, and relate them to WWI.
9th Social Studies & History 76 Views 183 Downloads
Two World Wars
Students listen to a lecture about WWI, or they go through the WWI project time line in a computer center. Students repeat the above options about WWII. Once the research is complete, students compare the two wars by filling in the comparison matrix to explore similarities and differences in what the wars may have accomplished.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 20 Downloads
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of primary and secondary source materials to prepare for a Socratic seminar on these questions.
8th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing of Pearl Harbor, use of atomic weapons by the United States, and effects of the war on Japan and Japanese Americans.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 30 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Group Newspaper Project
Explained as part of a whole-unit, a group newspaper project gives life to any study on WWI. This plan has historians using notes from class to "illustrate" WWI to their classmates through various articles. Not much information is provided on the newspaper assignment itself, but consider fleshing out the details yourself.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Causes of World War 1
The concepts of Imperialism, Nationalism, and Militarism are all defined with in the context of causes leading to WWI. Major incidents are outlined along with rational for the start of WWI. Great presentation for building vocabulary and constructing a context.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 60 Downloads