In what year did World War I end?
"Understand the causes and consequences of World War I and World War II."
World War I (1914-1918) was a conflict between the Allied nations and the Central Powers. World War II (1939-1945) was a conflict between the Allied nations and the Axis powers. Both wars were marked by massive loss of life and destruction of property.
World War I and II
World War I (WWI): A global war centered in Europe that lasted from 1914-1918. It was primarily fought between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. The conflict resulted in over 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded. World War II (WWII): A global war that lasted from 1939-1945. It was fought between the Axis Powers and the Allies. The conflict resulted in over 50 million deaths and 70 million wounded. Treaty of Versailles: A peace treaty that was signed at the end of WWI in 1919. It outlined the terms of the end of the war and imposed restrictions and reparations on the Central Powers. It is widely believed to have contributed to the start of WWII.
Which side of World War I and II do you think was more justified?
- Allied Powers
- Axis Powers
- Neither side was justified
Work together in pairs: What were some of the key causes and consequences of World War I and World War II?
In what ways were the causes and outcomes of World War I and World War II similar and different?
Work together in pairs: What were some of the effects of World War I and II on countries around the world?
Question: How did World War I and II change the world? Clues: • Consider the political, economic and social implications of the wars. • Research the long-term effects of the wars. • Use online resources to help you solve the problem. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a timeline of world events since World War I and World War II. B. Design a poster illustrating the impact of the wars on the world.
Question: What caused World War I and what led to World War II? Clues: • Think of the political and social tensions between European countries in the early 1900s. • Examine the economic and ideological differences between countries in Europe. • Consider how the Treaty of Versailles affected Germany after World War I. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a timeline of events that led to World War I and II. B. Create a comic strip to explain the causes of World War I and II.
What might have happened if the causes of World War I and World War II had been different?
Brain break: Sure thing! :)
Draw a pig wearing a superhero mask and cape, flying around with a plate of pizza in one hand and a fork in the other.