International School History - International Baccalaureate - MYP History

MYP5 Last update - 09 March 2017  
Unit 8 - Why do nations go to war and why is peacemaking difficult?
Key Questions, Words and Skills Lesson material Additional materials and external links
What key factors led to the outbreak of the First World War? Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.148-53

Short video seen in class. (see full video on right)

Videos: Horrible Histories and Blackadder on alliances. Password 'bisb'.
 
The Great War

28 part 1960s series. Part 2 covers the causes of the war.

The First World War

10 part, 2003 Channel 4 documentary series covers all aspects of the war.

 

Website made by my students in 2001 to show the situation in Europe before the First World War.  Alternative text with further information.

John Lowe extract on the international situation after 1871.

 

What events led to the outbreak of war? Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.154-55
Activity: Analysing key events

Timeline worksheet

 

Crash Course video on causes of World War One.
Why did the July crisis result in war? Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.156-57
Activity: Analysing key events

Timeline worksheet

 

Video on the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Essay: To what extent did nationalism cause the First World War?

Assessment Guide

Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.156-57
Activity: Analysing key events

Mind map worksheet

 

 
How was the First World War fought?

A research assignment.

Assessment Guide 

Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.159-61

 

Killing Fields Video on WWI from the 1990s documentary series People's Century. Website for the series.
What brought the First World War to an end?

An essay planning activity

 

 

 

Why was Germany defeated? Worksheet

Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.159-61

The First World War

Part 10 covers the content of the next two lessons.
The Great War

28 part 1960s series.
What peacemaking agreements were made after the First World War?

 

What did the Big Three hope to achieve? Worksheet

Video - make Germany pay

 
What was the impact of the Treaty of Versailles?

 

Textbook source analysis activity . Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.173 Drama documentary from 2014 on Paris 1919.
What were the key events that led to the Second World War? Textbook - Thomas and Rogers p.174-179
 
Nazis: A Warning from History 3 Video shown in class. Summary notes to go with the video.

 

Master Race Video on WWI from the 1990s documentary series People's Century. Website for the series.

These BBC revision videos also give a good overview.

Was appeasement the most important cause of WWII? Video - BBC 20th Century History File - Why appeasement?  
     
     

 

 

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