Causes of WWI Teacher Resources
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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 instructional activity, 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.
Learners identify the reasons why the United States entered World War I. In this world history instructional activity, students are given a lecture on Woodrow Wilson and analyze documents (specifically, Woodrow Wilson's speeches). Learners answer several questions based upon his speeches.
In this causes of World War I learning exercise, students learn the detailed and explosive causes that brought about World War I using the illustration provided.
What strategies are employed when creating propaganda? Your young historians will learn about six different techniques utilized in the construction of political propaganda, particularly in the advertisements of World War I. The instructional activities of this resource can also be applied to a variety of historical periods as a lesson on institutional methods of persuasion.
Recap your WWI unit with this presentation. Provided are major war-time statistics, causes/results of the war, a list of countries involved, and escalation. This would be best used as a review tool.
High schoolers read various primary source documents on World War I. After reading each document, they answer discussion questions. Using the internet, they identify the causes of World War I as layed out by President Wilson and his reasons for staying out of the war.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War I instructional activity, students research the causes of the war as well as the major events of the war. Students are divided into groups where they present a PowerPoint presentations related to a specific topics related to the war.
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. Using the provided worksheet, individuals participate in a guided reading activity that directs their attention to specific details in Green’s letter to his sister, Erma. Consider extending the exercise by providing learners with letters from Bernard Edelman’s Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
Learners justify how alliances lead to war. They compare the conflicts of war that arose because of imperialist interest. Students explain the cause of World War I. They compare and contrast European maps before and after World War I. Learners analyze the war and how it progressed.
For this World War I worksheet, students create a poster, following the steps, to show how one shot led to the war that claimed the lives of over 9 million men. Events and a template are included on the worksheet.
In this World War I timeline worksheet, students examine 8 chronologically listed events that led to the onset of the first world war.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 15 matching questions about the causes of World War I. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Here is a really neat assessment, perfect for middle schoolers who have just learned about WWI. The assessment covers the causes and effects of WWI, causes of WWII, the Treaty of Versailles, trench warfare, and key players of the war in a fun and interesting way. The assessment includes political cartoons, drawings, and great questions.
If you really want to cover the flavor of the Roaring Twenties, use this presentation. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of great information and hyperlinks. If I were a movie critic, I'd give this one two thumbs up!
Connect the Common Core ELA standards with history by employing a balanced literacy approach to reading.
Students examine the critics of the First World War. In World War I lesson, students free write about patriotism and determine its meaning. After watching a video students discuss patriotism and opposition to the war. Students work in groups and use graphic organizers to record their thoughts.
Learners examine the causes and events surrounding US involvement in WWI. In this lesson on the end of WWI, students will view a PowerPoint, take notes, and write a new article that reflects their understanding of WWI.
After learning all about World War I, middle schoolers can delve into this writing exercise. They complete three short answer questions that ask them to describe the role of women in WWI, the role of technology in WWI, and four causes of this great war.
What does your class know about WWI? They can share their knowledge by responding to three short-answer questions. They'll discuss human rights issues during WWI, the role of imperialism, and causes of the war from the perspective of the US, Germany, Britain, and France.