In what year did World War I start?
World War I: The Great War
WWI was a global conflict from 1914-1918 fought by the Allied and Central Powers. It was fought in Europe, Africa, and Asia, with over 65 million people involved. WWI led to the formation of the League of Nations, and ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
World War I
Trench Warfare: A type of combat during WWI in which opposing forces fought from trenches dug into the ground, often leading to a stalemate between the two sides.
Total War: A military strategy during WWI in which all resources of a nation are used to support the war effort.
Armistice: An agreement to end the fighting of WWI, which was signed on November 11, 1918.
Did you know?
World War I was the first war in which tanks, chemical weapons, and airplanes were used. The British Royal Family changed their name from the German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the English sounding Windsor during World War I. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) were formed in World War I and are still used today in modern military operations.
Work together in pairs: What were some of the causes of World War I?
How did alliances between different countries contribute to the outbreak of World War I?
Work together in pairs: What were some of the long-term causes of World War I?
In which year did World War I begin?
Which two countries were the primary leaders of the two opposing alliances in World War I?
- United States and Japan
- United Kingdom and Italy
- Germany and Austria-Hungary
- France and Russia
What was the name of the assassination that triggered the outbreak of World War I?
- The Treaty of Versailles
- The Battle of Stalingrad
- The Boston Tea Party
- The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Which new type of weapon was heavily used for the first time in World War I?
- Machine guns
Which treaty officially ended World War I?
- Lusitania Treaty
- Treaty of Trianon
- Treaty of Versailles
- Treaty of Paris