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Ch 15: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: World War I

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If your immediate goals include passing the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination, catch up on the events of World War I by reviewing them in this chapter. Video lessons, transcripts and short quizzes are just some of the chapter's offerings.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: World War I - Chapter Summary

Use these tutorial videos to get ready for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination. Engaging lessons describe World War I's alliances and well-known battles, and they explore some of the locations from which the war was waged. The chapter also discusses the effects of World War I and the incidents that led to its end. Learn more about the totalitarian government of Nazi Germany and examine the financial practices that preceded the Great Depression. This unique chapter could help you with:

  • Outlining the war's causes
  • Explaining the circumstances that led to Russia's entry to the war as America exited
  • Understanding how the war took place on land, in the air and on the water
  • Describing famous battles that included the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Marne
  • Exploring the Treaty of Versailles
  • Examining the affects of the war on society
  • Defining totalitarianism
  • Discussing the timeline of the Great Depression

Several teachers of English, history, theology and government have developed and narrated these lessons. Study the self-paced chapter whenever your schedule permits while you prepare to earn a passing grade on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination. Video tags, audio controls and pause/play functions are just some of the features you can use to enhance the learning process. Self-assessment quizzes usually include four or five questions. If you'd like a paper study resource, print out the corresponding worksheets of your quiz answers.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: 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.

WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

2. 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.

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.

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

5. 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.

How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.

6. How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.

In this lesson we will learn how World War I impacted the American and European societies. We will highlight the important events and themes associated with the World War I 'home front.'

Totalitarianism: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. Totalitarianism: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Totalitarianism is a form of government control that swept across Europe in the early 20th century. It eventually spread to other parts of the globe but is generally characterized by the major personalities that helped to define totalitarianism. Leaders like Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini became synonymous with the control they held over their nations and people.

The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

8. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.

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