Ch 52: HiSET: World War I (1914-1919)

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The engaging video lessons in this chapter review World War I history to help you get ready to take the HiSET Social Studies test. If you have any questions about the content, reach out to our instructors for help.

HiSET: World War I (1914-1919) - Chapter Summary

Study World War I history for the HiSET Social Studies test by using these quick, accessible video lessons. As you work through the chapter, you will cover:

  • Causes and effects of WWI
  • Major battles of the First World War
  • Diplomatic efforts during the war
  • American involvement in WWI
  • The Russian Revolution and the USSR

Each lesson has a companion transcript, making it easy to pinpoint key vocabulary and skim lesson topics for later review, and a short quiz to assess your mastery of the information.

Objectives of the HiSET: World War I (1914-1919) Chapter

The Social Studies test is part of the HiSET series, which is designed for individuals who want to earn their high school credentials via exam. It is a 70-minute exam of 50 multiple-choice tasks. Questions fall under four topic domains: history, which accounts for 38% of your score; civics and government, which accounts for another 38%; economics, which accounts for 18%; and geography, which accounts for 6%. Use the lessons in this chapter to study the WWI history topics you can expect to encounter while taking the test.

Since the lesson quizzes in this chapter are similarly formatted to the HiSET questions (multiple-choice), they offer a great opportunity to get practice before your test date. Take the quizzes in this chapter as often as you like to get used to the HiSET test format.

7 Lessons in Chapter 52: HiSET: World War I (1914-1919)
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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.

Famous Battles of the First World War

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

6. 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

7. 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.

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