What were the most frequent causes of 20th-century wars? (model essay)
“The 20th Century was defined by two World Wars which brought havoc upon civilization unprecedented in human history, and in the continued instability of the 21st century a study of their causes – and how to avoid them – is an essential method of working for peace. Yet they were only two conflicts among many other tragedies such as the Chinese Civil War, the Spanish Civil War and the Russian Civil War…”
This short unit is designed to help students compare and contrast a wide range of 20th Century conflicts. Students will engage in individual research, paired presentations and a teacher-led session on the historiography of war. They will then use their findings to produce a detailed essay.