The Great War....
how did we get there?
STEP ONE
15 minutes
Over the next two days you and your partner will explore and learn about the causes of WWI.  You may be surprised at some of what you find.  To begin, make sure you have the causes worksheet.   Next, click on the causes powerpoint below.  Then click on open.  Once the powerpoint appears on your screen, you may click on the arrows to move through the show.   Raise your hand if you have problems or need help. 





STEP TWO
10 minutes
Congratulations, you have finished step one!  For the next step, you and your partner will research the alliances of one European country.  To find out which one, look at your causes worksheet.  Your task for this step is to learn who your country had alliances with, and to record it on the back of your worksheet.  To do this, you will click on your country below.  read the information.  Remember, all you need to do is LIST the alliances.

     England                    Italy
     Germany                  Russia
     France      Austria-Hungary

STEP THREE
40 minutes
STEP FOUR
20 minutes
For step three you and your partner will complete an online lesson.  Make sure you explore links and understand the information as you move through the lesson.  The lesson will give you points as you answer questions based on what you are learning.  To get started, make sure you have  a blank sheet of paper for notes.  Next, click on the link below.  Do not rush through this lesson.  You will have the entire class period to complete this activity. Be sure to take notes, you will need them for step four.




                    Click here to begin.


In step four, you will come together with another group.  This new group will have 20 minutes to discuss the information you have learned over the past two days.  Make sure you have both the causes worksheet and your notes.  You may also look back at the websites and powerpoints.  Check below to see who you and your partner will form a new group with.

England & France   

Russia & Germany

Italy & Austria-Hungary



ENGLAND

*  In 1839 Britain signed a pact with other European countries that guaranteed the
   sovereignty of Belguim.   (Britain & Belguim)
 
*  In 1902, Britain enters The Anglo-Japanese Alliance with Japan.

*  In 1904, Britain signed The Entente Cordiale with France.

*  In 1907 Britain signed The Anglo-Russian Entente with Russia, this leads to The Triple
   Entente between Britain, France, and Russia.



Germany

*  In 1879 Germany enters The Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary. 

*  In 1882, Germany enters The Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy.
The main purpose of this alliance was to keep Italy from attacking
Austria-Hungary in the event of war with Russia.

*  In 1883, Germany enters The Austro-German-Romanian Alliance with Romania and
   Austria-Hungary.
France

*  In 1894 France enters the Franco-Russian Alliance with Russia.

*  In 1904 France enters The Entente Cordiale with Great Britain.

*  In 1907 France enters the Triple Entente with Great Britain and Russia.

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Italy

*  In 1882 Italy enters the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Germany.
The main purpose of this alliance was to keep Italy from attacking
Austria-Hungary in the event of a war with Russia.


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Russia

*  In 1894 Russia enters the Franco-Russian Alliance with France.

*  In 1902 enters the Russo-Bulgarian Military Convention with Bulgaria.

*  In 1907 Russia enters The Anglo-Russian Entente with Great Britain.

*  In 1907 Russia enters The Triple Entente with Great Britain and France.

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Austria-Hungary

*  In 1879 Austria-Hungary enters The Dual Alliance with Germany.

*  In 1882 Austria-Hungary enters The Triple Alliance with Germany and Italy.

*  In 1883 Austria-Hungary enters The Austro-German-Romanian Alliance with
   Germany and Romania.

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This page was last updated: October 11, 2013
Germany

*  In 1879 Germany enters The Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary. 

*  In 1882, Germany enters The Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy.
The main purpose of this alliance was to keep Italy from attacking
Austria-Hungary in the event of war with Russia.

*  In 1883, Germany enters The Austro-German-Romanian Alliance with Romania and
   Austria-Hungary.
Germany

*  In 1879 Germany enters The Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary. 

*  In 1882, Germany enters The Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy.
The main purpose of this alliance was to keep Italy from attacking
Austria-Hungary in the event of war with Russia.

*  In 1883, Germany enters The Austro-German-Romanian Alliance with Romania and
   Austria-Hungary.
THE GREAT WAR power point
causes1.ppt
causes1.ppt
Causes_worksheet.doc
Causes_worksheet.doc
The_Great_War.ppt
The_Great_War.ppt
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