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Ch 17: AP European History - World War I: Homeschool Curriculum

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The World War I unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the First World War. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about World War I. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the First World War. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the alliances, political developments and events that led up to World War I.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a World War I unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

World War I Unit Objectives:

  • Study the economic, political and social climate of early 20th-century Europe.
  • Discuss the major political alliances among European countries prior to the war.
  • Examine the short-term and long-term causes of the war.
  • Summarize the major events of World War I, including the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Discuss how the League of Nations was established.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: AP European History - World War I: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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