Ch 15: NMTA: World War I

About This Chapter

As part of your preparation for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science certification exam, use this chapter to review the causes, events and outcomes of World War I.

NMTA: World War I - Chapter Summary

Watch this series of short, engaging videos to reinforce your understanding of the events that started World War I (WWI), the battles that took place during WWI, the events that brought the war to a close and the aftermath. These lessons are taught by professional instructors who will explain the following so you can more confidently answer related questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam:

  • Causes of WWI
  • Famous land, sea and air battles of the war
  • The war's secret agreements and diplomacy
  • Entry of the U.S. and the exit of Russia
  • Peace of Paris
  • Consequences of the war
  • Russian Revolution and the creation of the U.S.S.R.

These video lessons are mobile-device friendly so that you can watch them even when you are away from your computer. As you complete these lessons, test your understanding of them by taking the lesson quizzes. Use these assessments to identify topics that you don't understand and then use video tags to return to the lessons to reinforce your understanding of those subjects.

NMTA: World War I Objectives

Future middle-grades social science teachers in New Mexico take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test to demonstrate their understanding of the social sciences. This computer-based certification exam is composed 150 multiple-choice questions that are administered in a three-hour testing session. Fifty-percent of these questions will ask you about historical topics, including WWI. Complete the activities of this chapter to improve your understanding of the causes, events and outcomes of this war.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: NMTA: 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.

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