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Overview In this experience, students brainstorm when or why the Great War was renamed World War I. Then they learn about the course of the war. Next they explain how new technology impacted fighting during the war. Finally they analyze a poem by World War I poet Mary Borden. Objectives
In this experience, students brainstorm when or why the Great War was renamed World War I. Then they learn about the course of the war. Next they explain how new technology impacted fighting during the war. Finally they analyze a poem by World War I poet Mary Borden.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated on June 28, 1914. This event is generally considered the trigger for the outbreak of World War I. It wasn’t until a month later on July 28 that Austria-Hungary—encouraged by Germany—declared war on Serbia. The first battle of the war broke out in Belgium on August 23. The Germans won their first victory of the Great War against British troops. In this experience you will learn about the course of World War I.
What modern historians call World War I — or the First World War — was originally called the Great War, or the War to End All Wars. Think about what you may know about the twentieth century, and suggest when or why the name was changed. If you don’t know, use your imagination to come up with a reason for the change.
Students may be able to reason that historians generally started using the term World War I around 1939, near or after the outbreak of World War II. However, some historians consider these names misleading. The Seven Years War and the Napoleonic Wars both took place on multiple continents and caused severe disruption to global trade. In some ways, the war of 1914-1918 was mainly a European conflict—all the key fronts that decided the outcome were located in Europe.