The Long Term Causes of World War One: Alliances and Militarism

The Long Term Causes of World War One: Alliances and Militarism

This is a thoroughly resourced lesson, covering the alliance systems and the arms race.

  • War montage starter: music plays as different images of the trenches are presented. A good introduction to the topic that promotes discussion and provides an understanding of initial knowledge.
  • In depth information and match up activity on the 4 ‘MAIN’ causes of World War One: Militarism, Alliances, Nationalism and Imperialism. (This lesson focuses on the first 2 of these causes).
  • European map activity for understanding the alliances and which countries were in each one
  • Alliances source activity (domino chain)
  • Militarism activity, examining the strength of the different powers in Europe
  • A concluding activity examining the aims and ambitions of each country in detail - this develops a good understanding of how tension kept increasing and then leads in well to the next lesson on Nationalism and Imperialism.
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  • Alliances and Militarism.ppt
  • Slideshow of Images.pptx
  • Grid.pdf
  • Countries-information.doc

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Created: Mar 10, 2019

Whole lesson

ppt, 21 MB

Alliances and Militarism


pptx, 14 MB

Slideshow of Images


pdf, 38 KB


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