World #1 – World war what??

Daily News Article - November 6, 2018


1. For FRANCE, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

2. a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is Armistice Day?
c) How many American soldiers died in WW1?
d) How did France determine which world leaders would be invited to the 100 year commemoration of the end of WW1?
e) Check out the information under “Background” below. Then watch the video under “Resources.” The Constable of the Tower of London explains, “When you’re celebrating or commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1…it’s important…to allow the public an act of collective remembrance.” Why do you think this is important?
CHALLENGE: Do you know how any of the following are associated with WW1?
-Western Front
-Triple Entente
-Flanders Fields
-Woodrow Wilson
-“Over There”