The objective of this activity is to have students display their understanding of the primary causes of World War I. Teachers are encouraged to introduce students to the helpful acronym “M.A.I.N.” to approach the causes of the war. This acronym can serve as a very useful resource for students to apply their knowledge of what are seen as the primary causes of the war. In this activity, students will create a frayer model that describes how each of these topics influences countries to engage in global war.
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Objective: Create a frayer model that illustrates the M.A.I.N. causes of WWI (militarism, alliances, imperial competition, nationalism).
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group