History of Early 20th Century: World War 1

Video title: World War 1

Watch this online History video entitled World War 1. Learn about world history and historical events in The Early 20th Century.


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History of Early 20th Century: World War 1. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • How Did World War 1 Start and Why. Learn about History and World War 1 through Literature. Identify the extreme right-and left-wing ideologies -fascism and communism- that divided the world between 1900 and 1950. See how literature reflected the uncertainty and tragedy of the two world wars and the decades between them.
  • Examine the connections between historical events and the literary figures and works of the early twentieth century.
  • Learn about the hope and belief in technology, progressive ideas, and science that people felt in the early twentieth century, and the forces that led to World War 1.
  • Review examples and quotes from Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce, showing how the literature of the 1920's reflected the moral uncertainty of society, the search for new human language and identity, and a growing sense of African cultural pride, activism, and nationalism.
  • The Great Depression and World War 2 are described, focusing on the work of Steinbeck, Wright and Hersey, ending with a look forward to the postwar years and the 'Cold War'.
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