This dynamic presentation on WWI provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. They will understand this complex series of world events.
For a keynote version of this presentation click here
The story of how the first world war began is complex and confusing. This presentation explains the factors that contributed to the start of WWI.
Topics covered include:
♦ Brief overview of the Franco-Prussian War
♦ The growing Russian Empire
♦ Emerging nationalism
♦ European imperialism
♦ The alliance system of Europe
♦ The Balkans
♦ Assassination of the Archduke
♦ The July Crisis
♦ The Start of the War
♦ The Ottoman Empire's reasons for joining
♦ U.S. neutrality and eventual entry into the War
It includes handouts for note taking as well as reflection questions.
There are three links within the presentation to Youtube. The videos total ~20 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
This lesson takes me approximately two 60 minute periods to complete.
Check out the entire 1914-1945 series:
Lesson 1: Causes of WWI
Lesson 2: The Treaty of Versailles
Lesson 3: The Russian Revolution (coming soon)
Lesson 4: The Rise of Fascism
Lesson 5: Western Democracies in the Interwar Years
Lesson 6: World War II (coming soon)
Corresponding Movie Guides
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