About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering World War I material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the First World War. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the importance of, and details about, World War I
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning European history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about World War I
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the World War I chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the World War I chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any First World War-related question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a World War I unit of a standard European history course. Topics covered include:
- Why World War I started and how it ended
- Details about the Treaty of Versailles
- The years in between the First and Second World Wars
- The shifting landscape of Western democracy
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.
2. 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.
3. The Interwar Years: Timeline, Society & Economies
In this lesson, we explore the varied experiences of the two decades in between the 20th century's two major world wars, from the prosperity of the 1920s to the depths of the Great Depression to the rise of fascism.
4. The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments
In this lesson, we explore several European democracies that fell in the 1930s and 1940s to fascist dictatorships or Soviet-supported communist governments.
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Other chapters within the European History Study Guide course
- European Culture in the Renaissance
- Events & Effects of the Reformation
- Monarchical Nation States in Europe
- Developments in England (1450-1701)
- Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment in Europe
- European Political Developments
- Industrial Revolution in Europe
- World War II Overview
- Cold War in Europe
- Europe After the Soviet Union