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World History: World War I

In this four-week course, students will learn about how imperialism, nationalism, and the invention of new weapons combined to lead to one of the most significant events in human history.
Jacob K
175 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 28 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times


Thu, Jan 5, 2023

Jan 5 – 26, 2023 (4 weeks)
4:00 – 4:50 PM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
- I can analyze how militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism caused World War I.

- Explain how military spending and rivalries among the great powers of Europe increased in the years prior to World War I.

- Analyze how imperialism, and competition for land around the world, was an important underlying cause of World War I.

- Explain how nationalism in Europe as a whole and the Balkans, in particular, led to animosity between countries and little resistance to war.

- Explain how the system of alliances created among European countries before the war began brought many nations into conflict.

- I can explain how the consequences of World War I and the worldwide depression set the stage for the rise of totalitarianism and World War II

- Explain how WWI caused the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman empires and identify the new nations that were formed in their place. 
I am a licensed middle school and high Social Studies teacher in the state of Ohio. I have been teaching Social Studies to middle and high school students for the last four years. I have used this same lesson with students in the classroom and it has always been highly engaging. I also have a Bachelor's degree in both Education and History.

Both my teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) and my Bachelor's degree in History qualify me to teach this introductory course on World War I.
Homework is always optional. I believe learners would benefit from implementing the information they learn in class, however, I also understand that each learner is unique. Learners will analyze primary source documents and answer comprehension questions based on a primary source.  These activities should not take more than one hour to complete. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will be assessed informally in each class through verbal comprehension checks and class discussion. Each class will begin with a quick review of the activities from the previous week's class to ensure students understood the material. At the end of each unit, students will complete a Kahoot, which will act as an informal summative assessment of the unit.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course is centered on one of the deadliest events in human history. While I do not include any images that one might consider overly graphic the topic of new technologies in war such as chemical weapons is certainly uncomfortable, but is an integral part of understanding the impact and legacy of World War I. 
Hart-Davis, A. (2015). History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day. Dorling Kindersley Limited, a Penguin Random House Company. 

Overy, R. J. (2015). The Times Complete History of the World. Times Books. 

Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). World History; Geography: Modern Times. McGraw Hill Education. 


Jacob K
Lives in the United States
Current Middle/High School Social Studies Teacher
175 total reviews
178 completed classes

About Me

I teach world history, geography, U.S history, psychology, and economics.

I currently teach Social Studies and English Language Arts in the state of Ohio. I have my Bachelor's degree in both education and history.  I have an extensive amount of... 
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