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World War I Packet (100+ pages) Contents
This WWI unit includes notebook pages (both full text and student fill-in-the-blank options), interactive notebook pieces, map work and more.
In this unit, students will learn about the following topics (see the Preview for more pictures):
Imperialism and Nationalism
Causes of World War I
Map Work (Nationalism, Alliances, Schlieffen Plan, Europe after the war)
A Few Key Battles of WWI
Weapons and Strategies of WWI
U.S. Enters the War
U.S. War Effort
Woodrow Willson & the 14 Points
Treaty of Versailles
Results of the War & the new map of Europe
This unit starts with a study of imperialism and nationalism, dives into the causes of World War I with a close look at militarism, territorial disputes, and the complicated secret alliances of this period. We talked about the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente... and did a lot of map work in connection to all of those themes (imperialism, nationalism, and the military alliances prior to WWI).
Once we covered the causes of WWI, we took a look at some of the key battles and spent time looking at the weapons and strategies used in WWI. We spent quite a bit of time talking about the complicated events of 1917 -- the Russian Revolution and the U.S. entering the war. We spent time on the U.S. war effort and Woodrow Wilson's efforts for world peace with his 14 Points. We spent a couple of days wrapping up the WWI unit by talking about the Treaty of Versailles, the results of the war, and the new map of Europe.
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