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					The Cost of War
Aims: This year 9 lesson had the following aims: Historical: 1. To teach pupils the levels of casualties incurred by the different countries during World War 1. 2. To help pupils to understand that the levels of casualties varied in different countries. 3. To demonstrate to pupils that how the major cost of the war to the USA was financial, not human. 4. To provide pupils with graphs which will help them when discussing the effect of war on post-war politics. ICT and Numeracy 1. To provide pupils with practical experience of using spreadsheets. 2. To encourage pupils to use mental arithmetic to check formulas. Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual 1. To encourage pupils to consider the cost of war. Material The pupils were provided with a task sheet and data sheet at the start of the lesson. Differentiation The main method of differentiating this task is in the level of instructions given to the pupils. The sample instructions on the next page start off giving fairly detailed instructions, but for the extension tasks requires pupils to show increasing initiative. For more ICT literate pupils the instructions could only explain what was required and not give any instructions as to method. For less ICT literate pupils extremley detailed step by step instructions could be given. Follow Up The data can support work on a number of follow up questions such as: Why was there a Revolution in Russia? Why did the Germans surrender? Why did the Americans and French have different attitudes about how Germany should be treated after the war? The financial data could also be re-considered in the light of a discussion on war debts.

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The Cost of the First World War
Name: The Human Cost of the War
Country Killed Wounded Prisoners or Total Soldiers MIA Germany 1,773,700 4,216,058 1,152,800 11,000,000 Austria-Hungary 1,200,000 3,620,000 2,200,000 7,800,000 Britain 908,371 2,090,212 191,652 8,904,467 France 1,357,800 4,266,000 537,000 8,410,000 Russia 1,700,000 4,950,000 2,500,000 12,000,000 USA 126,000 264,300 4,500 4,355,000 Form:

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The Cost of the First World War
Name:
Sample Pupil Form: 9BK

The Human Cost of the War
Country Germany Austria-Hungary Britain France Russia USA Killed 1,773,700 1,200,000 908,371 1,357,800 1,700,000 126,000 Wounded Prisoners or MIA Soldiers Total Total Casualties 4,216,058 1,152,800 11,000,000 7,142,558 3,620,000 2,200,000 7,800,000 7,020,000 2,090,212 191,652 8,904,467 3,190,235 4,266,000 537,000 8,410,000 6,160,800 4,950,000 2,500,000 12,000,000 9,150,000 264,300 4,500 4,355,000 394,800

The Financial Cost of the War
Country Germany Russia France Austria-Hungary British Empire Italy United States Cost in US Dollars $37,775,000,000.00 $22,593,950,000.00 $24,265,583,000.00 $20,622,960,000.00 $35,334,012,000.00 $12,413,998,000.00 $22,625,253,000.00

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Percentage Casualties 65% 90% 36% 73% 76% 9%

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Number of Soldiers Killed in WW1
2,000,000

1,800,000

1,600,000

1,400,000

1,200,000

1,000,000

Killed

800,000

600,000

400,000

200,000

0 Germany Austria-Hungary Britain France Russia USA

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Percentage Casualties in WW1- Joe Bloggs

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%
Percentage Casualties

40%

30%

20%

10%

0% Germany Austria-Hungary Britain France Russia USA

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Financial Cost of WW1 - Joe Bloggs

$40,000,000,000.00

$35,000,000,000.00

$30,000,000,000.00

$25,000,000,000.00

$20,000,000,000.00
Cost in US Dollars

$15,000,000,000.00

$10,000,000,000.00

$5,000,000,000.00

$0.00 Germany Russia France AustriaHungary British Empire Italy United States

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