Ch 16: The Great War (1914-1919)

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Learn about World War I, the Great War that spanned from 1914 to 1919. Explore the social and political consequences of the war, famous battles, and America's role in the war through video lessons and quizzes.

The Great War (1914-1919) - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores the social, political, and military aspects of World War I. Lessons cover the political climate of Europe at the beginning of the war, America's entry into the war, and major battles that were fought. The economic, social and political consequences of the war are discussed, and the treaty that ended the war is explored. The Russian revolution and the U.S.S.R. are also analyzed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Events leading up to the start of war
  • Major battles of WWI
  • Diplomacy and diplomatic arrangements
  • America's role in WWI
  • Competing treaty proposals to end the war
  • The various consequences of WWI

Short, engaging video lessons and accompanying transcripts provide a thorough education in World War I. You can test your understanding of the material with self-assessment quizzes, or print worksheets to help you study. Visit your Dashboard to track your progress through the course.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: The Great War (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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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