Causes of World War I and the Ukraine Connection

Causes of World War I and the Ukraine Connection
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We kicked off our study of World War I last week. Here are the learning targets.

  • I can describe the causes and effects of WWI and why the United States became involved.
  • I can explain modern war technology.

The acronym M.A.I.N. is introduced, which stands for Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism.

Students have made quite a few connections between these causes and what is currently happening with Russia and Ukraine. This has led to a nice discussion about lessons we could possibly learn from WWI that might ease the tensions that are developing today.

Here are a few resources connected to WWI causes and the Ukraine / Russia conflict.

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