Curriculum Performance Series

Visit Us and Cover Curriculum Standards

January 28 & 29, 2020
Performances at 9:45 am and 11:30 am

$5.00 per student (one chaperone free with every 10 students)

$10 for adults

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World War I: The (not so) Great War

The Great War was the opening shot of the tumultuous 20th Century. As empires were built and rapidly fell, World War I ushered in a rush of technological advances and set in motion geopolitical changes that are still felt today. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre, which has been educating and entertaining school-age audiences for over 30 years, brings you this entertaining, one-man show, featuring local military historian Louis Varnell who takes students through the causes of the war, the technological advances of the age, the realities of life in the trenches and the ultimate outcome of the “War to End All Wars.”

Areas Addressed:

  1. Causes of the war
  2. America’s entry and involvement
  3. A line-up of the Central and Allied Powers

5th Grade Educational Standards Covered:


  • 5.10  Summarize the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I, including the attack on the RMS Lusitania and the Zimmerman Telegram.
  • 5.11 Locate the major countries of the Central and Allied Powers during World War I, including: Austria-Hungary G, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia
  • 5.12 Describe the impact of U.S. involvement on World War I.


  • SS5H2 Describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.



For booking information, contact our education department at 423-267-8538 ext. 313