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Ch 29: GACE History: World War I

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These brief videos cover all the important dates and events of World War I to help you prepare for the GACE History Exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you two different ways of looking at the material to increase your chance of correctly answering related questions on the test.

GACE History: World War I - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to assist your efforts as you revisit the critical highlights of World War I that you studied in college. The videos go over all the material you need to know for the exam, including:

  • Europe as a powder keg
  • The land, sea and air war
  • Famous battles of WWI
  • WWI diplomacy
  • America's entry and Russia's exit from the war
  • The peace of Paris
  • Economic, social and political consequences of the war
  • The Russian Revolution
  • The USSR and the rise of Communism
  • Global democracy after 1919

Our videos are brief, about 5-10 minutes each, and can be watched from any location at a time that works with your schedule. Lesson transcripts accompany each video and can be used for quick reference of key terms. You'll also find a chapter exam that closes out the lessons, in case you want to check your knowledge of the material before you register for the exam.

Objectives of the GACE History: World War I Chapter

The GACE History Exam is composed of two separate tests that can be taken together, on the same day, or on different days. You must pass both to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. The lessons in this World War I chapter fall within Test I, Subarea II: World History from 1450 CE to the Present, which makes up 60% of the questions on Test I. By taking the self-assessment quizzes associated with the videos, you can see how much of material you know and how much you have left to study. Plus you can get valuable practice with the kinds of questions you'll see on the tests.

The exam is composed of selected-response items. This means you will read passages and questions followed by several responses options. You will need to select the single best answer.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: GACE History: World War I
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The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

1. 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.

World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

2. World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

In this lesson, we will look specifically at the way World War I was waged on land, at sea, and in the air. We will explore how warfare was conducted within these contexts, and learn about the new technologies that made this possible.

Famous Battles of the First World War

3. Famous Battles of the First World War

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the famous battles of World War I. We will learn why these battles are important and how they affected the course of the war.

Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements

4. Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements

In this lesson, we will explore the diplomatic history surrounding World War I. We will highlight the systems of alliances and take a look at key diplomatic events, such as the Zimmermann telegram controversy and the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

5. WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

In this lesson, we will learn about America's entry into World War I in 1917, and Russia's exit from the war between 1917 and 1918. We will learn about what led to these developments, and how they affected the course of the war.

The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

6. The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of World War I and the Peace of Paris. We will learn what events transpired to bring about the end of the war and what provisions were laid forth in the Treaty of Versailles.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

7. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

8. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

9. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin

10. The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin

In this lesson, we will examine the role Vladimir Lenin played as a leading architect of the communist system. We will explore his involvement in the Russian Revolution and the establishment of Soviet Russia.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

11. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

12. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

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