Statement: What is war, what does it involve, and how
does it happen?
a- Connections – War web and mural
Handout 1: “Causes of War (Typology)”
Discuss causes of war… What about exotic resources?
Why, if not needed for survival, are they causes of war?
(Think about diamonds in Sierra Leone, opium in Afghanistan,
cocaine in Colombia… Why???)—great discussion!
Revisit the war web created earlier and the new student
observations from the mural. Is there anything new to
Add new information to war web.a- Discussion of questionnaire
We now understand elements of war. Transition into the
case studies of WWI and WWII by introducing the following
ponder question. Have students do a quick-write opinion
in their journal or as ‘exit ticket’ activity.
Q. Often, economic stress due to food shortage, high
death numbers, and land devastation occurs during and
after wars. With wars resulting in so much loss is it
reasonable to see wars as acceptable solutions to situations?
TEACHER NOTE: This question will be revisited in a new
revised version in the Evaluation portion (2.5) of this