Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.10a - World War I

The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by

a) explaining economic and political causes and identifying major leaders of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

World War I (1914-1918) was caused by competition among industrial nations in Europe and a failure of diplomacy.

ESSENTIALS

Causes of World War I

 Alliances that divided Europe into competing camps

 Nationalistic feelings

 Diplomatic failures

 Imperialism

 Competition over colonies

 Militarism


Major events

 Assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand

 United States enters the war

 Russia leaves the war


Major leaders

 Woodrow Wilson

 Kaiser Wilhelm II


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Imperialism

Militarism

Nationalism

Alliances

Triple Alliance

Triple Entente

Lusitania

Zimmerman Telegram

Coup d’etat

New Economic Policy

Treaty of Versailles

Wilson’s 14 Points

League of Nations

Mandate System

People:

Archduke Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip (Black Hand)

Czar (Tsar) Nicholas II

Bolsheviks

Vladimir Lenin

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Woodrow Wilson

Places:

Serbia

Sarajevo

Austria-Hungary

Russia

Germany

England

United States

Updated: Jun 01, 2018