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Causes of World War I

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Jennifer Isbell


Liberty Park Middle School, Vestavia Hills City Schools


This podcast identifies the five causes of World War I.  Using the word MANIA, students will be able to easily remember the causes of World War I.

Length: 2:51

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (9) World History: 1500 to the Present
12. Explain causes and consequences of World War I, including imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and the alliance system.
  • Describing the rise of Communism in Russia during World War I
  • Examples: return of Vladimir Lenin, rise of the Bolsheviks
  • Describing military technology used during World War I
  • Identifying problems created by the Treaty of Versailles of 1919
  • Examples: Germany's reparations and war guilt, international controversy over the League of Nations
  • Identifying alliances during World War I and boundary changes after World War I


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