Complete Unit: World War One Causes

This unit was created for the IB curriculum and as such is incredibly detailed. The main powerpoint presentation provided includes more than 80 slides to be used by teachers to lead students in their understanding of the origins of the Great War. Beyond the powerpoint, there are a variety of games, activities, a simulation, research assignments and group work included to help enhance student learning. A secondary Powerpoint focuses on historiography on the origins of WWI including accounts of leading historians on the topic such as Stoessinger, Barnes and Fischer.

This resources includes with it:
A Powerpoint focusing on causes of WWI (teacher support)
- Bosnian Crisis, 1908, Moroccan Crisis 1905, 1911
- Historiography of internal causes of WWI
- July Crisis
- Blame/Responsibility for WWI by nation (including detailed historiography)
Why study WWI activity
An alliances Simulation
An imperialism Game
A research project Short Term Causes of WWI (First and Second Moroccan Crisis, The Bosnian Crisis, The Balkan Wars)
A Jigsaw on the July Crisis and reading (Group Work)
A Powerpoint covering different historiography of the causes of WWI (teacher support)
A chart for students to outline the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective (student assignment)
Who’s to Blame Debate
Events Activity

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Created: Sep 19, 2019

Updated: Sep 21, 2019

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