The Tragic Downfall Of The Lion Of The Isonzo - Svetozar Borojević

Was Svetozar Borojevic thick-headed ... or a military genius? While he was the most prominent Slav in the Austrian-Hungarian army, why is he not remembered for his role in the Great War? Young historians consider these questions after viewing a video biography of a contradictory figure in World War I history. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After viewing Borojevic's biography, ask your class to debate who gets remembered for military service and why 
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of Who Did What in World War I? video biography series
  • Graphic photos of dead soldiers may make this video inappropriate for some
Pros

  • Intriguing photographs keep viewers engaged
  • Narrator connects a lesser-known figure from World War I to larger themes
Cons

  • Video is highly detailed and may lose pupils who do not have a detailed knowledge of World War I
Common Core