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Teaching World War I: what we've learned from the 'war to end all wars'

World War I: what we've learned from the 'war to end all wars'

It would become known as the Great War, or the “war to end all wars”. Four years of bitter conflict from August 1914 to November 1918 which spread to involve more than 80% of the world, causing 37m casualties, military and civilian, and 16m deaths. For the past four years, we’ve been examining the major issues and events of World War I: from its outbreak in the summer of 1914, through its major battles, such as the Somme in 1916, to its conclusion on November 11, 1918. We’ve asked a large array of academic experts to comment on everything from the geopolitics, tactics and technology to the war’s legacy. Here are some of the things we have learned...

Jonathan Este, Associate Editor, Arts + Culture Editor
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the enduring lessons of World War I?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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