World War I and World War II are often seen as one large war by historians. We will look at both wars from a political, military and social perspective, focusing on the effect that these wars had on Europe. We might also discuss non-European aspects on the war, though in less depth.
Topics include the buildup to WWI, trench warfare, the Treaty of Versaiiles, the rise of the Nazi party, re-armament, and the entrance of America into WWII, among many other topics relating to the two world wars.
This class is designed for students who have not studied European history in-depth before.
Bentivegna, Michelle. Europe in Crisis: The World Wars in Europe, Summer 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/humanities-and-social-sciences/europe-in-crisis (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA