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HASS - Movement of People
Google Meet Lessons
Week A
Week B
Monday TB5 (2:05pm - 3:00pm)
Monday TB4 (12:30pm - 1:25pm)
To understand how IMPERIALISM and MILITARISM led to the outbreak of World War One.
Everyone- All students will attempt and complete the activities
Extension Activity - develop a deeper understanding
Expansion Activity- challenge your understanding
Challenge of the Week: Sources Scavenger Hunt
Activity 1: Defining MAIN
What it stands for
The belief that a country should
maintain a strong military capability and
be prepared to use it aggressively to
defend or promote national interests.
A union or association formed for
mutual benefit, especially between
countries or organizations.
A policy of extending a country's power
and influence through colonization, use
of military force, or other means.
Identification with one's own nation and
support for its interests, especially to the
exclusion or detriment of the interests of
other nations.
Activity 2: Understanding Imperialism
Provide three reasons how imperialism led to World War One
+ Countries like France and Britain wanted to expand their empires and had taken over a
lot of countries. They lost the trust of those countries and war happened.
+ They took things from those countries but didn’t give anything back in return.
+ They made them do heavy work and build for them.
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Activity 3: Understanding Militarism
Provide three reasons how militarism led to World War One
+ When Germany was building their navies and weapons, Europe started doing the same.
+ Military power and arms race led to fear and suspicion.
+ Other countries probably did the same thing when certain countries were preparing
their armies and weapons for war because they were scared that those countries would
go to war with them.
Activity 4: Imperial Control
Create a list of the countries that were and were not under imperial control just before the start of World War One
Countries that were under imperial
Which country controlled it?
Countries that were not under
imperial control
Saudi Arabia
Activity 5: Comprehension Questions
Why did these empires want to control so much land, resources and people?
The empires desired to control as much land, resources, and people as possible in order to reap the greatest rewards. Taking
control of a country with a lot of farming area, for example, implies that your country will receive more food that has never
been tasted before. The people who live on the farms have had to put up with a lot of hard work, so the empire sees an
opportunity to force them to work for them. You could even use the people from the country in your army if you took them
in. The more tax revenue you receive from your own people and the country you colonised, the wealthier you become.
Why does it matter that they controlled so much of the world? How would that impact the outbreak of war?
Controlling so much of the world would have a huge impact on the likelihood of a war breaking out. When you colonise a
country, you usually aim to improve it. As long as you are in power, you build roads and houses for the people. During World
War I, no country truly understood what it meant to be colonised. They took over a country promising all of these things, but
they never kept their promise. What did come, though, was hard work, labours, and death for something the colonisers
didn't enjoy. They claimed that their country was an ally, but there was no such ally; most of the claims were false, and the
colonial countries benefited.When you have so much of the world under your control and a war breaks out, you have all
these countries under your command, so if you order them to fight, they will. If they do not fight they will be executed or
imprisoned. You have all of these countries under your control, as well as an army, which provides you an advantage in the
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Activity 6: The Schlieffen Plan
Answer the following questions:
What was the Schlieffen Plan?
The Schlieffen Plan was a battle plan devised by Alfred Graf (count) von Schlieffen, chief of the German general staff, in 1905.
It was supposed to allow Germany to fight a victorious two-front war by allowing Germany to eliminate one while keeping
the other under check.
Why did the Schlieffen Plan fail?
The Schlieffen Plan failed because Russian troops attacked Germany while German troops were occupied with attacking
Why did Von Schlieffen believe the plan could work?
Schlieffen believed the plan could work because he was persuaded that a modern enemy army could be defeated in the same
way, and his strategy centred on the execution of a huge flank attack. In 1905, he claimed that Germany's advantage over
France and Russia, it's most likely adversaries in a continental war, was that the two were divided.
What does the Schlieffen Plan tell you about militarism?
When you're sandwiched between your opponents and you're fighting on a plan devised by an old man, you absolutely need
weaponry, according to the Schlieffen Plan. Tanks, bigger guns, and grenades were required to fight armies with larger
numbers of personnel. You can't fight a war if you don't have the resources that other countries do.
Self Reflection
Have I contacted my teacher this week to let them know how I am going?
Yes No
During the Google Meet Lesson did I interact with my teacher(s) and my peers using the tools provided? Polls, breakout
rooms, whiteboard, thumbs up or down, using my microphone & camera etc.?
Yes No
Do I need more support from my teacher to help me with my work and my participation?
Yes No
Out of ten, how am I going (academically, socially, emotionally, physically) this week? Highlight with the highlighting tool.
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