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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.
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World War lIn the following lessons, the major issues and causes of the First World War will be discussed.
WWl: Terminology & StructureIn order to understand this course, you must first be familiar with the terminology associated with this conflict.
WWl: The Path to World WarThis lesson defines the national powers involved in World War I.
WWl: Important Events before the Great WarThis lesson discusses the contributing factors that lead up to World War I.
WWl: 1914--The War BeginsThis lesson discusses battle conditions as well as the new technologies implemented in the First World War.
WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--The Western FrontThis lesson will discuss the major battles on the Western Front.
WWl: Major Battles of the Great War--Eastern and Italian FrontsThis lesson will describe the battles on the Eastern and Italian Fronts.
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.
WWl: The Conclusion and Aftermath of the WarThis lesson will briefly summarize the outcomes of the war.
WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Central Powers)This lesson presents the prominent Central Powers personalities during World War I.
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.
WWl: Notable Figures of World War I (Associated Powers)This lesson presents the notable figures for the Associated Powers.
WWl Final ReviewThis lesson will list the battles of WW1 and present the Final Exam to complete this course on WW1.
World War llThe next series of lessons will focus on the events of WW2
WWll: Terminology, Part ILesson 1: Terminology, Part I
WWll: Terminology, Part II and Course StructureTerminology, Part II and Structure for the study of WW ll.
WWll: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar RepublicSetting the Stage of WWll: The Fall of the Weimar Republic
WWll: Adolph Hitler's Life & CareerThis lesson will focus on Adolph Hitler's Life & Career.
WWll: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and JapanThis lesson will discuss the other axis powers: Italy and Japan
WWll: Opening Salvos & Germany Starts the WarOpening Salvos; Germany Starts the War
WWll: The Phoney WarThe Phoney War
WWll: The Battles of France and BritainThe Battles of France and Britain
WWll: The North African CampaignThe North African Campaign
WWll: The Eastern FrontThe Eastern Front
WWll: The Italian CampaignThe Italian Campaign
WWll: The Pacific TheatreThe Pacific Theatre
WWll: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and JapanThe End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan
WWll: The Horrors of the Third ReichThe Horrors of the Third Reich
WWll: The Aftermath of World War IIThe Aftermath of World War II
WWll: Prominent Figures of World War II: The AxisProminent Figures of World War II: The Axis
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Learning OutcomesBy 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.
|Assignment 1: Teminiology of WWl||Assignment||15|
|Exam 1: WWl Terminology & Structure||Exam||17|
|Assignment 2: The Path to WWl||Assignment||25|
|Exam 2: The Path to WWl||Exam||15|
|Assignment 3: Events Leading to WWl||Assignment||25|
|Exam 3: Important Events before WWl||Exam||16|
|Assignment 4: 1914- The War Begins||Assignment||25|
|Exam 4: 1914- The War Begins||Exam||19|
|Assignment 5: WWl Battles on The Western Front||Assignment||25|
|Exam 5: The Western Front Battles of WWl||Exam||12|
|Assignment 6: WWl Battles on the Eastern and Italian Fronts||Assignment||25|
|Exam 6: Eastern and Italian Front for Battles of WWl||Exam||13|
|Assignment 7: WWl Battles that took place beyond Europe||Assignment||25|
|Exam 7: Beyond Europe Battles of WWl||Exam||19|
|Assignment 8: The Conclusion and Aftermath of WWl||Assignment||25|
|Exam 8: The Conclusion and AFtermath of WWl||Exam||20|
|Assignment 9: Notable Figures of WWl (Central Powers)||Assignment||25|
|Exam 9: Notable Figures of WWl of Central Powers||Exam||19|
|Assignment 10: Notable Figures of WWl (Entente Powers)||Assignment||25|
|Exam 10: Notable Figure of WWl of Entente Powers||Exam||14|
|Assignment 11: Notable Figures of WWl (Associated Powers)||Assignment||25|
|Exam 11: Notable Figures of WWl (Associated Powers)||Exam||14|
|The Final Exam for WWl||Exam||27|
|Exam 13: Terminology, Part I (WWll)||Exam||140|
|Assignment 12: WWll Personal Interests||Assignment||15|
|Exam 14: Terminology, Part II (WWll)||Exam||130|
|Assignment 13: Nazi Party Rise||Assignment||15|
|Exam 15: Setting the Stage: The Fall of the Weimar Republic||Exam||110|
|Assignment 14: Who was Hitler?||Assignment||35|
|Exam 16: Adolph Hitler's Life & Career||Exam||110|
|Assignment 15: Key Axis People||Assignment||20|
|Exam 17: The Other Axis Powers: Italy and Japan||Exam||110|
|Assignment 16: The Maginot Line||Assignment||15|
|Exam 18: Opening Salvos; Germany Starts the War||Exam||110|
|Assignment 17: The Phoney War||Assignment||15|
|Exam 19: The Phoney War of WWll||Exam||20|
|Assignment 18: Time Line||Assignment||15|
|Exam 20: The Battles of France and Britain||Exam||120|
|Assignment 19: Why Africa?||Assignment||15|
|Exam 21: The North African Campaign||Exam||120|
|Assignment 20: Stalin and Cold Weather||Assignment||30|
|Exam 22: The Eastern Front||Exam||150|
|Assignment 21: Italian Campaign Timeline||Assignment||20|
|Exam 23: The Italian Campaign||Exam||110|
|Assignment 22: United States Involvement||Assignment||30|
|Exam 24: The Pacific Theatre||Exam||140|
|Assignment 23: War Ends||Assignment||25|
|Exam 25: The End of the War: Victories in Europe and Japan||Exam||130|
|Assignment 24: The Holocaust||Assignment||25|
|Exam 26: The Horrors of the Third Reich||Exam||140|
|World War I and World War II: Compare and Contrast||Assignment||50|
|Assignment 25: Israel||Assignment||15|
|Exam 27: The Aftermath of World War II||Exam||140|
|Assignment 26: Hollywood||Assignment||15|
|Exam 28: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Axis||Exam||100|
|Assignment 27: American Involvement||Assignment||25|
|Exam 29: Prominent Figures of World War II: The Allies||Exam||120|
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