Causes of WWI Teacher Resources
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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 5 Views 42 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
Learners 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, learners 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 25 Views 13 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
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 17 Downloads
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of soldiers, the concept of the war as a writers' war, and its major effects on other nations, particularly in the Russian Revolution, emergence of United States as a creditor nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Causes and Consequences of WWII
Students examine the major turning points that shaped the modern world. In this Social Science lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 98 Downloads
WWI & Depression
Fourth graders describe WWI influence in Indiana. In this guided reading lesson students read about the participation of Indiana citizens during World War I. Students give examples of event that changed life in Indiana during the early twentieth century.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Causes of WWI-Introductory Lesson
Sixth graders identify the causes of World War I. In this World War I history lesson plan, 6th graders view a Powerpoint to develop background knowledge about World War I. Students make a picture map of the events that led to war and describe their illustration in twenty words or less.
6th Social Studies & History 19 Views 117 Downloads
War Consumes Europe
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as they fill out a worksheet with various effects resulting from the listed causes.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Aftermath of World War I
Showcase the trials that followed WWI with an image-rich presentation. Political cartoons and primary source photographs help describe the year 1919-1920, right after the Great War. Notes accompany each slide to help you deliver a great lecture.
7th - 12th All 4 Views 10 Downloads
Next to Normal
After periods of turbulence, many long for periods of peace. After World War I, many Americans yearned for what President Warren G. Harding labeled normalcy, a return to what was imagined as the way things used to be. But what is normalcy?
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed