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Great War

(1914 - 1918 A.D.)

The Great War

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: Marching Toward War


Students will identify militarism, Triple Alliance, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Triple Entente.

Students will contrast why an European leader should and should not involve their people in the Great War.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Students will explain why Austria-Hungary and Serbia were hostile to each other.

Students will examine the geographical locations of countries in the Balkan Peninsula during 1914 A.D.

Students will analyze the Armenian Genocide


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 844.

2) Read pages 845 - 850 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Science and Technology Connect to Today Questions on page 850.

Session 2: Europe Plunges Into War


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Central Powers, Allies, Western Front, Schlieffen Plan, trench warfare, and Eastern Front.

Students will examine the geographical locations of major battles in Europe.

Students will explain why the Battle of Marne was so significant.

Students will survey the new weapons invented for The Great War.

Students will analyze how winter weather impacted the war on the Eastern Front. 

Students will explain why Russia's involvement in the war was so important to the other Allies.

Students will analyze the impact of military aviation in The Great War. 


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 849.

2) Read pages 851 - 857 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Different Perspectives Questions on page 857.

Session 3: A Global Conflict


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify unrestricted submarine warfare, total war, rationing, propaganda, and armistice.

Students will examine the global geographical impact of the World at War from 1914 - 1919 A.D. 

Students will examine the global impact of the Influenza Epidemic during The Great War.

Students will summarize how governments of the warring nations fought a total war.

Students will contrast the Allied views and German reactions to the Armistice. 

Students will compare how the Second Battle of Marne was similar to the first. 

Students will analyze World War I Allied Powers and Central Powers troop statistics.

Students will analyze primary and secondary sources regarding different views of The Great War.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 856.

2) Read pages 858 - 861 in course textbook.

Session 4: A Flawed Peace


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify

Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau, Fourteen Points, self-determination, Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations.

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Woodrow Wilson and Georges Clemenceau.

Students will contrast the geographical locations of European countries before and after World War I.

Students will analyze the major provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

Students will summarize the the complaints various mandated countries voiced about the Treaty of Versailles.

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