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In this course, the major issues and causes of World War l and ll will be discussed, along with a summary of the major battles, powers, and personalities (both military and political) that shaped the events and ultimate outcome of both epic struggles. This information will give the student a working understanding of the basic history of these wars
With World War l we will learn about the developing political climate in Europe that caused the formation of Alliances, wars were fought over disputed territories, and bitter rivalries were established. What resulted was an epic-scale struggle for the domination of a continent and, perhaps, the world itself. For the first time in the history of warfare, aerial combat was used extensively. The trench-style warfare, complete with artillery fire, barbed wire, and chemical weapons, was unlike any conflict ever seen before. The aftermath of this brutal war would resolve little and, ultimately, pave the way for establishment of Nazi Germany and the next World War.
Everything that had made the First World War such a monumental event was soon eclipsed by the colossal scale and impact of the next. World War II involved more nations and soldiers than any major war before or since. The technology was grander and more deadly. The villains were easily identifiable, worthy adversaries bent on global domination. The resistance to the Axis Powers; comprised of Germany, Japan, and Italy; was pushed to their limit in terms of providing soldiers and war materiel. The epic battles of World War II on land, through the air, and at sea were waged with ferocity unlike any other war--on two fronts.
The effects of both World War I and II cannot be underestimated, as they still impact lives and nations to this very day. The political re-structuring that occurred following the defeat of the Axis Powers left the world a very different place: the creation and use of nuclear arms, the establishment of the nation-state of Israel, the division of much of Eastern Europe, the rapid expansion of Communism throughout much of Asia and Europe, the division of Germany, America's rise to superpower status, and far more. Clearly, the aftermath and impact of these events cannot be emphasized enough.
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By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define World War I terminology.
- Describe the path to world war.
- Summarize important events before the Great War.
- Describe 1914 and the beginning of the war.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--The Western Front.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--Eastern and Italian Fronts.
- Summarize the major battles of the Great War--beyond Europe.
- Summarize aftermath of the war.
- Summarize notable figures of World War I.
- Define World War II terminology.
- Summarize setting the stage for war: The Fall of the Weimar Republic.
- Summarize Adolph Hitler's Life and career.
- Summarize the other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan.
- Describe the Phoney War.
- Summarize the battles of France and Britain.
- Describe the North African Campaign.
- Summarize the Eastern Front, Italian Campaign, and the Pacific Theatre.
- Summarize the end of the War.
- Summarize the horrors of the Third Reich.
- Summarize the aftermath of World War II.
- Summarize prominent figures of World War II, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: World War lIn the following lessons, the major issues and causes of the First World War will be discussed.
Lesson 2: WWl: Terminology & StructureIn order to understand this course, you must first be familiar with the terminology associated with this conflict.
Lesson 3: WWl: The Path to World WarThis lesson defines the national powers involved in World War I.
Lesson 4: WWl: Important Events before the Great WarThis lesson discusses the contributing factors that lead up to World War I.
Lesson 5: WWl: 1914--The War BeginsThis lesson discusses battle conditions as well as the new technologies implemented in the First World War.
Lesson 6: WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--The Western FrontThis lesson will discuss the major battles on the Western Front.
Lesson 7: WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--Eastern and Italian FrontsThis lesson will describe the battles on the Eastern and Italian Fronts.
Lesson 8: WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--Beyond EuropeThis lesson briefly presents the major battles taking place outside the Western and Eastern Fronts--namely the African, Gallipoli, Mesopotamian, and Palestinian Fronts, as well as the battles on the high seas.
Lesson 9: WWl: The Conclusion and Aftermath of the WarThis lesson will briefly summarize the outcomes of the war.
Lesson 10: WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Central Powers)This lesson presents the prominent Central Powers personalities during World War I.
Lesson 11: WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Entente Powers)This lesson presents the notable figures that fought for the Triple Entente of England, France, and Russia.
Lesson 12: WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Associated Powers)This lesson presents the notable figures for the Associated Powers.
Lesson 13: WWl Final ReviewThis lesson will list the battles of WW1 and present the Final Exam to complete this course on WW1.
Lesson 14: World War llThe next series of lessons will focus on the events of WW2
Lesson 15: WWll: Terminology, Part ILesson 1: Terminology, Part I
Lesson 16: WWll: Terminology, Part II and Course StructureTerminology, Part II and Structure for the study of WW ll.
Lesson 17: WWll: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar RepublicSetting the Stage of WWll: The Fall of the Weimar Republic
Lesson 18: WWll: Adolph Hitler's Life & CareerThis lesson will focus on Adolph Hitler's Life & Career.
Lesson 19: WWll: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and JapanThis lesson will discuss the other axis powers: Italy and Japan
Lesson 20: WWll: Opening Salvos & Germany Starts the WarOpening Salvos; Germany Starts the War
Lesson 21: WWll: The Phoney WarThe Phoney War
Lesson 22: WWll: The Battles of France and BritainThe Battles of France and Britain
Lesson 23: WWll: The North African CampaignThe North African Campaign
Lesson 24: WWll: The Eastern FrontThe Eastern Front
Lesson 25: WWll: The Italian CampaignThe Italian Campaign
Lesson 26: WWll: The Pacific TheatreThe Pacific Theatre
Lesson 27: WWll: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and JapanThe End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan
Lesson 28: WWll: The Horrors of the Third ReichThe Horrors of the Third Reich
Lesson 29: WWll: The Aftermath of World War IIThe Aftermath of World War II
Lesson 30: WWll: Prominent Figures of World War II: The AxisProminent Figures of World War II: The Axis
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