International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 07 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World from the end of the 19th Century to 1945.



Europe Transformed by the First World War

S6 4 period

12 lessons

1.  What were the origins of the First World War?

2.  In what ways was the First World War a ‘total war’?

3.  What was the cost of the First World War for Europe and Europeans?

·         Why did a generalised war break out of a local conflict in 1914?

·         Why did the war last so long?

·         How did states mobilise their resources for the war?

·         What were the economic and political costs of the war for Europe?

·          What were the social and cultural costs of the war for Europe?


Key Words

The Alliance System, Nationalism, War of movement, War of position, Total war


Possible Reference Points

The Assassination in Sarajevo (28th June 1914), The battle of Tannenberg (1914), the Somme and Verdun (1916), independence of Finland (1917), the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918), the armistice 11th November 1918, the Paris Peace Conference (1919-20).

Syllabus Links

Europe 2 • 6.4A • 6.4B • 6.4C • 6.4D • 6.4E • 6.4F • 6.4G


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