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Ch 14: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 13: The Great War (1914-1918)

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The Great War chapter of this McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with World War I. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Great War textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell Great War chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the World War I topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Causes of the Great War
  • European tensions that contributed to the start of WWI
  • WWI diplomatic arrangements and special agreements
  • Methods of warfare during WWI
  • Major WWI battles
  • Events that triggered America's entry into the Great War
  • Why Russia withdrew from WWI
  • The significance of the Peace of Paris
  • Political, economic, and social costs of WWI
  • Provisions of the Treaty of Versailles

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9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 13: The Great War (1914-1918)
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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.

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.

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

4. 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

5. 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.

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.

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

9. 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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