Ch 19: AP European History - World War I: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The World War I chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master World War I. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of World War I.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn European history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of World War I or the Treaty of Versailles
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about World War I
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the World War I chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the World War I chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any World War I question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a World War I unit of a standard AP European History course. Topics covered include:

  • Political and social tensions in Europe
  • Triple Alliance and Triple Entente before the war
  • Immediate and long-range causes of World War I
  • The Treaty of Versailles and creation of the League of Nations

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: AP European History - World War I: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Tensions in Europe: Political, Social & Entangling Alliances

1. Tensions in Europe: Political, Social & Entangling Alliances

In this lesson, we will study the tensions in Europe that led up to World War I. We will take a look at the nations involved, the alliances they made, the ideas they embraced, and the conflicts they fought.

The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

2. The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

In this lesson, we will explore the way in which Europe was a sort of 'powder keg' in the years leading up to World War I. We will examine the sources of tension among the European powers and explore how these played a role in the outbreak of World War I.

Triple Alliance and Triple Entente in Europe on the Eve of World War I

3. Triple Alliance and Triple Entente in Europe on the Eve of World War I

In this lesson, we will take a close look at the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente that were in effect on the eve of World War I. We will examine the rise of the alliances and learn about the countries that created them.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

4. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

5. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.

The Schlieffen Plan in WW1: Definition & Summary

6. The Schlieffen Plan in WW1: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will explore the Schlieffen Plan, an operation for the German invasion of France and Belgium during World War I, carried out in August of 1914. At the end of the lesson, test your newfound knowledge with a brief quiz on the Plan and its execution.

Unrestricted Submarine Warfare: Definition & Concept

7. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare: Definition & Concept

Germany used unrestricted submarine warfare in World War I effectively both offensively and defensively against its enemies. Learn about this vital military strategy in this lesson and take a short quiz at the end.

The German Annexation of Sudetenland

8. The German Annexation of Sudetenland

Before the outbreak of World War II, leaders in Western Europe adopted a policy of appeasement towards Germany. In an attempt to stop Hitler from invading Czechoslovakia, they allowed him to annex the Sudetenland.

The Role of American Women Before, During & After WWI

9. The Role of American Women Before, During & After WWI

In this lesson we will examine the role of American women before, during, and after World War I. We will identify the central themes and developments surrounding women's history during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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