WW1 was a global war that lasted from 1914-1918 The conflict involved the world's major powers and eventually over 70 million military personnel The war ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919
World War 1
In what year did World War I start?
Trench Warfare: A form of fighting during World War I where opposing armies built deep trenches in the ground that they used as a defensive shield. Allies: A group of countries that joined together during World War I to fight against the Central Powers. Central Powers: A group of countries led by Germany during World War I that fought against the Allies.
The first tanks were used in WWI, but they were made from wood and canvas and had only machine guns. The flamethrower was first used by the Germans and was the first weapon of its kind in the world. The first recorded use of chemical weapons was in WWI by the Germans, who used chlorine gas on the battlefield.
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What were the causes of World War I?
How did the war affect the lives of those who were involved?
What were the consequences of the war?
What lessons can we learn from World War I?
Brain break: Draw a bunch of different shapes that together form a spaceship or rocket
When did World War 1 begin?
What was the spark that ignited World War 1?
- The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
- The invasion of Poland by Germany.
- The sinking of the Lusitania by German U-boats.
- The bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Which countries were part of the Triple Entente during World War 1?
- France, Russia, and United Kingdom
- Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
- United States, Great Britain, and Soviet Union
- None of the above
What was the name given to Germany's military plan to fight a two-front war against France in west and Russia in east simultaneously?
- Schlieffen Plan
- Operation Barbarossa
Which treaty ended World War I?
- Treaty of Versailles
- Treaty of Paris
- Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Work together in pairs: What were the main causes of World War 1?