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1 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.

2 The Western Front Would you have made a good officer? 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.

3 Ch pages Continuing the War…

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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

10 Finish your technology booklet

11 Propaganda

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