“ The War to End All Wars ” or “ The Great War ”
WWI Artifacts Examine the artifact on your table. Be CAREFUL--it is fragile! Discuss the artifact at your table. Make predictions: what was it used for? What can it tell you about WWI? Share predictions with class!
The Basics 30 nations 15 million died; cost = $350 billion Allies: France, Great Britain, Russia, U.S. Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire
1914: World War I begins! July 28: Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia began a chain reaction of the alliance system
The Early Western Front German Schlieffen Plan: attack France 1 st, then Russia Battle of the Marne: stops German advance Western Front Stalemate: neither side can win a clear victory for 3 yrs.
White Board Time! Close your notebook. On your whiteboard, write as much as you can remember about the causes of WWI. Why did this war start? Compare with others at your table. What did you remember? What did you forget? Who had the most?