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Archdukes, Cyncism, and World War I/Crash Course World History

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Title:

Archdukes, Cyncism, and World War I/Crash Course World History

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7aa9af05-aa8e-4f0b-83d9-e81581fbe19a/archdukes-cynicism-and-world-war-i-crash-course-world-history-36/

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green teaches you about the war that was supposed to end all wars. Instead, it solved nothing and set the stage for the world to be back at war just a couple of decades later. As an added bonus, World War I changed the way people look at the world, and normalized cynicism and irony. John will teach you how the assassination of an Austrian Archduke kicked off a new kind of war that involved more nations and more people than any war that came before. New technology like machine guns, airplanes, tanks, and poison gas made the killing more efficient than ever. Trench warfare and modern weapons led to battles in which tens of thousands of soldiers were killed in a day, with no ground gained for either side. World War I washed away the last vestiges of 19th century Romanticism and paved the way for the 20th-century modernism that we all know and find to be cold and off-putting. While there may not be much upside to WWI, at least it inspired George M. Cohan to write the awesome song, "Over There."

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History: 1500 to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain the causes and consequences of imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and the alliance system of WWI.
  • Describe the rise of communism in Russia during WWI.
  • Describe military technology of WWI.
  • Summarize problems created by the Treaty of Versailles of 1919.
  • Describe the alliances of WWI and boundary changes after WWI.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • imperialism
  • militarism
  • nationalism
  • alliance system
  • Bolsheviks
  • Treaty of Versailles of 1919
  • reparations
  • War Guilt Clause
  • League of Nations
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How to explain the causes and consequences of WWI.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify causes and consequences of historical events using a variety of primary and secondary historical resources.
  • Judge the importance of historical events using specific textual evidence to support the student's position.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many causes and consequences of World War I.
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.9.12- Define total war; identify key events and/or people from World War I; describe military technology used during World War I.
SS.AAS.9.12a- Describe the rise of communism in Russia during WWI.
SS.AAS.9.12b- Identify problems created by the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 including Germany's reparations and the war guilt clause.
SS.AAS.9.12c- Identify alliances during World War I and boundary changes after World War I.


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Author: Ginger Boyd