Bet You Didn't Know: World War I Overview
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This clip gives some background and an overview of World War I. It states that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand started the war and that the conflict spread across the world, involving 30 countries and 65 million soldiers. It puts into perspective the scale of the conflict and offers some fun facts, such as a soccer game between the German and British troops near Ypres, Belgium. Finally, it indicates how the Treaty of Versailles' destabilized the region, which helped Adolf Hitler rise to power.

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the impact of significant technological innovations in World War I such as machine guns, air...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues such as isolationism and neutrality raised by U.S. involvement in World War I, ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War I. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the importance of imperialism, nationalism, militarism, and the alliance system in causing ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major characteristics of World War I, including total war, trench warfare, modern military ...

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Start Time Prompt Timing Length
00:12 How long did World War I last? Timed 00:45
00:30 Name two countries that fought against each other. Timed 00:45
01:01 Name one technological innovation during World War I. Timed 00:45
01:33 When did World War I end? Timed 00:45

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