Unit 5: Crisis and Change
Lesson A: Competition Leads to Global Conflict
Activity 9: World War I Begins
Directions: When you are ready, select the Begin button to learn about the start of World War I. (This does not include audio.)
Classroom Activity - Analyzing Causes of World War I
Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.
- What event leading up to World War I was most significant in causing the outbreak of the war?
- Which long-term cause do you believe had the greatest impact in causing World War I: militarism, the alliances, imperialism, or nationalism?
- Do you think World War I was avoidable? If so, what could the leaders have done to prevent the war?
Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).