World War I Introduction
How and why did the world become inflamed with war?
Brief class discussion

Time: 20 min.

Ask students what they remember about the building tensions among the European countries that we studied in the final weeks of the first semester.

Ask students what they know about World War I, with one or two students writing down key words on board as a word splash. Discuss how these ideas might be categorized and summarized.

Ask students what else they want to know to understand the first global war.