This unit presents a compact overview of The Great War. The title is chosen to remind students of the magnitude of this conflict which is obscured by more recent wars but remains unsurpassed in certain aspects of violence and was foundational to the world we live in today. The unit covers geopolitics, military tactics, weapons, the unique environment of the war, cultural connections, and the aftermath that led to the Second World War in a short time. A remote event in time is made made engaging. This unit is ideal for a major event that is often slighted in textbooks. Material includes an outline keyed to a powerpoint, a multiple choice exam and answer key. The powerpoint presentation contains extensive notes to assist in its delivery.
Descriptors: Great War, World War I, trenches, machine guns, artillery, poison gas, stormtroopers, Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points, Treaty of Versailles, Allies, Isolationism