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Teenage Assassins and the Outbreak of the First World War
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Shot Heard Round the World—the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand—launched the world into its first global conflict. Scholars explore where nationalism and assassination merge. Through research and role playing, one can see...
The assassination of the Archduke: Exploring Perspectives
9th - 12th
Use political cartoons for a multiple-perspectives strategy, as pupils learn about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. After an anticipatory discussion, they are split into 2 groups. The class reads a primary source account...
How World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand significant enough to begin the First World War? Crash Course World History provides a video that covers the events of July and August 1914, including the political implications of...
WWI: The Great War
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signed armistace in 1918, World War I affected every corner of the world for four years in the 20th century. Use these videos, presentations, and lessons to teach middle schoolers about the Great War.
Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
9th - Higher Ed
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
In Their Shoes: WWI Through the Eyes of Early Participants
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Several social activities provide showcase the perspective of many prominent figures in World War I history. Students read an assigned case study about a memorable person and complete several activities to further understand this...
Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
World War I was one of the more complicated and complex conflicts of the twentieth century—but who started it? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History ponders whether Germany, Austria, or Russia were to blame for...
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Film Study
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
According to John Betjeman, "Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows." With The Boy in the Striped Pajamas film study, scholars work in small groups to discuss the quote and other...