To summarize the causes and major events of World War I.
1 class period
In this lesson, students read a summary of the causes and major events of the First World War. At the end of each reading section, class members do mapwork which helps to illustrate major events of the war.
Following the map exercise, students are given time to re-read the summary, which is used during the playing of THE WORLD WAR I GAME!
Class members are divided into two teams. The game begins by reading to the students the first section, Causes of World War I. As described in the Teacher Instructions, you will stop reading when you come to a word or name that is underlined. Players who think they know the missing word or name should raise their hand. If the first person to raise their hand answers correctly, their team scores 10 points. But if an incorrect answer is given, or the person does not respond immediately, the team loses 10 points. Someone from the other team then has a chance to answer. The game continues in the same way until all underlined words and names have been identified.
Expect excitement and intense competition in this lesson!
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.