Lessons on First World War (1919-1918)

The First World War was one of the most significant conflicts of the 20th century, shaping the political and social landscape of the world. Understanding the causes and effects of this war is essential for students studying the IB History Diploma program, as it is one of the key conflicts covered in the “Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars” topic.

The Cunning History Teacher offers comprehensive lesson plans on the First World War, providing students with a thorough understanding of the causes and effects of this conflict. The lesson plans cover the key events and turning points of the war, including the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the alliances between countries, and the role of technology in the war. Students will also learn about the political, economic, and social factors that led to the outbreak of the war, as well as its impact on the world.

The lesson plans are designed to engage and challenge students, providing a variety of activities that include comprehension questions, group work, source analysis, quizzes, research tasks, and Kahoots! These activities will help students to develop their critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as their ability to understand and evaluate historical sources. The lesson plans also include Paper 1 source skills with examples, giving students the tools they need to excel in their exams.

The lessons have been tested in the classroom and have been refined based on feedback from students. This means that the curriculum is not only academically sound, but also practical and effective in the classroom setting. Teachers can simply download the curriculum and use it as is, or adjust the lessons to fit their teaching style and the learning style of their students. This flexibility allows for a personalized learning experience for each student, and ensures that the curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of the classroom.

In summary, The Cunning History Teacher offers a comprehensive and effective curriculum for IB History students studying the First World War as a part of the “Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars” topic.

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