When students are able to drive their own learning, guided by a skilled teacher, they often learn and remember much more than if they had studied in the traditional sense. By creating an interesting essential question and giving students choice in how to answer that question, a teacher can harness a student’s natural curiosity. This is a unit that asks students to work in teams to answer the question: “Which of the four MAIN causes of World War 1 was the most significant in exacerbating the deadly scope of the war?”
This is a ready-made unit with direct instruction, video viewing guides, collaborative activities, and assessments. Each activity is engaging, gives students agency and choice, and covers a different learning type. Designed to last two weeks, this unit has everything one needs to teach World War 1.