Ch 21: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World War I

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Our instructors got together and created this series of lessons that will help you prepare for the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Social Science Multi-Content test. These lessons discuss the topic of World War I.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World War I - Chapter Summary

This chapter instructs using short videos to take up various aspects of World War I. Use it as a refresher before taking the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. You will then be better-prepared to answer questions which could be on the test. In the lessons, you'll find topics such as:

  • The causes and factors that led up to war
  • The European powder keg during WWI
  • The war that was waged on land, sea and air
  • Famous World War I battles
  • WWI diplomacy, and behind the scenes secret agreements and arrangements
  • America enters and Russia exits the First World War
  • The Paris peace treaty that ended the war
  • Consequences of the war including economic, social and political
  • An overview of the Russian revolution
  • The history of the U.S.S.R.
  • A look at Italian fascism and Benito Mussolini
  • Territorial acquisitions and the rise of Japanese Imperialism

These 5-10 minute videos take a look at an important part of the history of the world called the Great War. Each lesson is followed by a quiz to check your understanding of the material covered. The user experience is enhanced with features that include a transcript for each video, a timeline tool for going right to any part of a lesson to be watched again, and the ability to submit a question directly to one of our experts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 21: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World War I
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Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

1. 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.

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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

11. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

12. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.

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