Identify the long-term causes and the immediate circumstances that led to WWI.
Describe the first two years of the war.
Summarize U.S. public opinion about the war.
Explain why the U.S. entered the war.
What do you do when someone insults a friend? Do you defend them? How? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
During Reading: Examine the map entitled “Europe at the Start of WWI” on page 375 of the text to answer the following questions.
Which countries make up the Central Powers?_________________________________________
Which European countries remained neutral?_________________________________________
Where was the Western Front?_____________________________________________________
How many miles separated the city of Paris from German forces at the point of their closest advance?_____________________________________________________________________
Which battles took place somewhere other than the Western Front? _____________________________________________________________________________
What happened at Gallipoli? ______________________________________________________
After Reading: Complete the KWL chart and identify what you have learned about WWI. Review your questions listed under “Want to Know” and determine whether your questions have been answered. Use your notes to write a summary about the start of WWI.