Causes of WWI Teacher Resources

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Students analyze maps and answer discussion questions related to WWI. In this geography instructional activity, students analyze historic maps to determine causes and effects of WWI in Europe. Students read testimonies of Holocaust survivors and label maps.
Seventh graders research and compare the similarities and differences between WWI, WWII and the War on Terror. They discuss and write about the social, economical and political climate prior to and during these conflicts.
Ninth graders explore how the rise of dictators led to the start of World War II. They identify and explain the main causes for World War II and they explain the causes for the rise of dictators during the 1920's.
Fifth graders explore the history of the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. In this Dust Bowl lesson, 5th graders use a map to identify the states that were hit the hardest by the dust bowl. Students discuss what caused the dust bowl and why it caused people to migrate to California. 
In this World War I learning exercise, students view a PowerPoint presentation about causes of the war and then respond to 40 fill in the blank questions. The PowerPoint presentation is not provided.
Students investigate the causes and consequences of population growth and the envrionmental factors that contribute to it. They discuss what they think the world's population will be in 2050.
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. The idea is described within the context of the unit and some of the "optional assignments" could make interesting extension or extra credit ideas.
Ninth graders research the causes and events of the Jewish holocaust during World War II. They view a video and PowerPoint presentation and take notes, participate in a class discussion about the term "genocide," and take a quiz.
Tenth graders look closely at the reasons why Paul and his friends from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, along with other soldiers joined the armed forces in WWI. Through primary sources and the novel, 10th graders explain propaganda and how it affects
As your historians examine the beginnings of WWI, ensure they are familiar with the Armenian Genocide. This basic introductory lesson plan utilizes teacher-led discussion, map analysis, and a Socratic seminar. Not much detail is offered in the way of class activities and much is teacher-directed. Questions for the Socratic seminar are linked and could facilitate a great discussion with learners who have the proper background. Consider personalizing the essay a bit.
Exploring WWI in an interesting discussion of the key events, this resource could be as a great supplement to a classroom unit on this topic. The pictures and information make this period in history come alive. Students would also benefit from reading first-hand accounts of trench warfare, or the subsequent peace agreement, to get a better idea of how this war led to WWII.
Students investigate the significance of the Zimmerman Note. In this World War I lesson, students use the provided analysis sheet to analyze the contents of the Zimmerman note and discuss how the note led to U.S. involvement in World War I.
Students examine the impact of World War I on the American home front. In this North Carolina history lesson, students investigate the reasons Camp Greene was built and dismantled. Students also explore the role of soldiers, women, migration, and emigration during the war. Students write essays regarding their findings. 
Students research World War I. In this library media lesson, students use several resources, including encyclopedias, to find out facts about World War I.  Students locate at least two encyclopedia articles and compare the information they find in both resources.
After learning about the causes and closure of WWI, hand out this resource on that outlines the differences between Wilson's 14 Point Plan and the Treaty of Versailles. The class reads the information provided then analyzes two political cartoons from the time period by filling out a table.
Students examine the major turning points that shaped the modern world. In this Social Science lesson plan, students will trace the rise of democratic ideas and historical roots of current world issues. Students will research, write and discuss how our international relations lead to our involvement in WWI and II.
What led to the great war of 1914? Outline the militaristic, nationalistic, crisis, and key players that caused World War I. Franz Ferdinand, The Schlieffen Plan, and the alliances that bound the world are all covered. 
Students identify the reasons why the United States entered World War I. In this world history lesson, students are given a lecture on Woodrow Wilson and analyze documents (specifically, Woodrow Wilson's speeches). Students answer several questions based upon his speeches.
Sixth graders explore the push/pull factors that influenced the South to North migration.  For this African-American migration lesson, 6th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students write a letter to the government.
In this World War One worksheet, learners read three pages of text complete with illustrations, then answer 12 questions, some of which ask the students to draw tables.