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Monday 2/20/12 RAP What technology do you think had the biggest impact during WWI? Today: SWBAT understand the life of a soldier by playing a game based on activities of a soldier and determine their effectiveness of a soldier.
The Western Front Would you have made a good officer? http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/westernfront/Western% 20Front%20Sim.htmhttp://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/westernfront/Western% 20Front%20Sim.htm Directions: Please click on or copy and paste the link above to open up the quiz on the Western Front. Once you have opened the link please play the game / questions on the Western Front; make sure you keep track of your score. Bring print your final score for points. Have fun and do your best.
Battle of Verdun & Somme, France Germany staged a surprise attack against the French at Verdunone of the bloodiest battles of the war both sides suffered a half million casualties. Somme – the British attacked the Germans in the Somme River valley in Northern France – over 1 million people died. No side won.
The Eastern Front More mobile than the Western Front Russia did not have the resources or skills to fight a modern fight. The Russians helped to divert German troops to the eastern front.
Gallipoli Campaign Winston Churchill – head of the English navy -- thought of an alternative to fighting in France, coming through the Dardanelles strait; which was controlled by Turkey or the Ottoman Empire. It was unsuccessful.
On the Seas Great Britain dominated the seas and blocked all ports under German control. Germany was hurt because they could not get supplies in, except from neutral countries.
Submarine Warfare Germans introduced submarine warfare (U- boats) to run down the British ships. At first only striking warships, but by 1915 they began to strike passenger ships they believed were carrying supplies to the Allies. –The Lusitania, a passenger ship carrying 128 Americans was hit and Germany argued it was carrying supplies. –Woodrow Wilson threatened Germany to stop attacking, and the Germans responded by stopping… for awhile.
U.S. enters the War American public opinion divided Most Americans favored the Allies Led to war –February 1 st, 1917, Germany would sink any merchant ships heading to Britain. –Zimmerman telegramMarch, 1917 –Lusitania President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war on April 2, 1917
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