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Sixth graders identify the causes of World War I. In this World War I history lesson, 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.
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. Three great questions in need of three great answers.
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.
Discover WWI through the voices of the poets that were there. This presentation includes images, excerpts, and biographical information on four poets that wrote and died during WWI. There are six critical analysis questions for learners to answer at the end of the presentation.
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.
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.