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“The Great War”. 1914-1918. The Central Powers (The Triple Alliance). COLOR THESE BLUE: The German Empire Austria-Hungary The Ottoman Empire The Kingdom of Bulgaria. The Allied Powers (The Triple Entente). COLOR THESE RED. Britain France Russia Italy .... America. The Western Front. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The Great War1914-1918

  • The Central Powers(The Triple Alliance)COLOR THESE BLUE:The German EmpireAustria-HungaryThe Ottoman EmpireThe Kingdom of Bulgaria

  • The Allied Powers(The Triple Entente)COLOR THESE RED.BritainFranceRussiaItaly.... America

  • The Western Front

  • Use the link below to complete your timelineTIMELINE

  • Archduke Franz FerdinandAssassinated, or killed, with his wife on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia.Black Hand: A secret, military group. Part of Serbia. Behind the assassination.Was to rule the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria- Hungary had an alliance with the other Central Powers.

  • Kaiser Wilhelm IICrazy?Took power in 1888, New Course..The Kaiser was extremely aggressive. Eventually, German soldiers gave up on him.Abdicated, or quit, on November 18, 1918, then fled to the Netherlands.

  • This political cartoon shows the division of China by England, Germany, Russia, France, and Japan.The fight for China was another factor that caused WWI.

  • Woodrow WilsonPresident from 1913-1921.Was a member of the Democratic party, was a Progressive.Reinstated the draft after winning the 1916 election with the slogan, he kept us out of the war.

  • NationalismUse the glossary in the back of your textbook to find the definition of Nationalism.

  • The Christmas TruceWhat did it look like?December 1914, after 5 months fighting with over .5 million soldiers losing their lives.Around Christmas Day, soldiers from all sides left the trenches to exchange greetings, souvenirs, and play soccer together.

  • Total WarWhat is Total War?MOBILIZATION of all resources: both military resources and civilian resources.

  • Civilian vs. Military PersonnelBusiness As Usual is being stomped by the British flag.What does this mean for civilians?

  • This is from a 1914 American newspaper.One of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

  • Who is King Kong supposed to be?

  • LusitaniaUse the index in the back of your textbook to locate the page of the book that contains information on the Lusitania.How did this lead to Americas entry into WWI?

  • Zimmermann TelegraphIn 1917, Germany develops a diplomatic proposal; if the U.S. joins the Allied Powers, Mexico should join AGAINST the U.S. The telegram is intercepted and the American public becomes angry.http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4938Political Cartoon

  • America joins the WarOn April 6, 1917 President Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany.This is a result of public anger over the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegraph.

  • What Did American mothers Think?http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4942/Click on the link below and listen to the song while reading the lyrics posted below.

  • DoughboysDuring the Mexican-American war, soldiers developed the nickname doughboys. This nickname remained with American soldiers in WWI, especially the American Expeditionary Forces.The last of the WWI American Veterans: http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134124030/last-living-u-s-veteran-of-world-war-i-dies

  • Trenches

  • No Mans Land

  • Military Technologyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/trenchwarfare.shtmlUse pages 393-394 in your textbook to complete this section. Check out the game too!

  • The Red Baron

    The most famous fighter pilot of WWI.Credited with 80 air combat victories.Who killed the Red Baron?Although he was German, he was given a full military funeral by the Allied Powers.

  • German propaganda poster. We teach you to run

  • Poison Gases


    Weapons of War

  • VerdunREAD THIS.

  • SommeREAD THIS.

  • Chemin de DamesOn the Western Front.Between April 16- April 25, 1917: the French soldiers suffered 270,000 casualties and the Germans suffered 160,000.The French had moved forward by only 500 yards.

  • Influenza

    Known as the Spanish Flu.Over 500 million people were infected with the flu between 1917-1920.Between 50-100 million people died of the influenza.

  • ArmisticeWATCH!At the end, what did we learn? "I think we learned a great deal from the Great War. The first point is that as soon as international warfare is launched, nobody can predict the outcome. The second thing is that international war breeds civil war, and civil war is uglier than international war because there are no limits. We also learned that the technology of warfare expands much more rapidly than the capacity of political leaders to control it.And I think the final thing that the First World War taught us is that the easy access of individuals to democratic procedures is very fragile. Warfare suspends democracy. How high a price is victory? That's a question we owe to the First World War. And the question is still with us today." - Jay Winter.

  • Treaty of VersaillesUse the index of your textbook to look up, the Treaty of Versailles.

  • 14 PointsPresident Wilson creates the 14 points as guidelines for a post-war agreement.See it!Click here for a summary of each point.

  • The League of NationsThe League of Nations was an early attempt at The United Nations.Tied Up!


  • PTSDPost Traumatic Stress DisorderAlso known as Shell Shock.Some soldiers with PTSD were shot for cowardice.

  • Test your timeline Knowledgehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/worldwarwhen.shtml

  • The Hollow MenThe Hollow Men

  • Recalling WarPOEM


  • In Flanders Fieldshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/flanders_field.shtml

  • Other Websites to check out:http://www.worldwar1.com/http://www.firstworldwar.com/