May 16

posted May 16, 2012, 7:02 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 16, 2012, 8:15 AM ]
First, a QUIZ over last night's homework. Do your best, using your homework assignment to help you. Remember you may retake the quiz starting tomorrow if you like. 

After the quiz, work on the back side of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand handout from yesterday, dealing with the chain of causes that led to World War I. Which event led to the next, and the next, and so on.

Think about how this information, and information from last night's assignment, could help you with your next assessment:

Our next assessment: Due May 23

Standard-- Civics 1.3: Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.   

Big Question -- How do independent nations rely on each other to meet their current and future needs? 

Content Focus-- World War I -- Chapter 16 (522-547)

The first president of the United States, George Washington, had this to say in his Farewell Address:
"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world
Of course, the leaders in Europe were not bound by Washington's advice, but it's interesting to think about how things might have changed if they hadn't been bound by such powerful alliances. 

As a class, we'll take a look at this slideshow


that deals with the alliances that Germany created in the years leading up to the war.

Review the many alliances that were established among European nations in the years between 1870 and 1914. More on the alliances available here. You may also want to look at this narrated map of the outbreak of WWI. If you have earbuds, you may want to plug into your Chromebook to hear the narration. Or you can read it by clicking on the "Display Narrative" link at the top of the map. It only appears when the animation has completed, so you can hit the >> button to get there fast.

Question: How did all these alliances create an environment where the smallest problem could lead to a major war?

Here's a VIDEO that will help introduce tonight's homework. 

HOMEWORK: Wednesday’s homework (Due Thursday): READ Chapter 16.2 (526-533)
  1. propaganda (526)
  2. trench warfare (527)
  3. war of attrition (528)
  4. total war (531)
and answer the following questions:
  1. Reading check, pg. 528
  2. Reading check, pg. 529
  3. Reading check, pg. 531
  4. Reading check, pg. 533