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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 (linked), and then creates political cartoons. Consider having smaller groups work together on the cartoons (rubric included). Also, this might work better if half the groups do the Serbian perspective and half do Austrian, all at once.
In this assassination study guide worksheet, students discover the background and significant details of this event in world history. Students read 5 sections of information and examine photographs. Students respond to 1 of 3 questions that require them to write a newspaper story regarding the incident.
For this Franz Ferdinand worksheet, students complete an 8 word crossword puzzle, using clues given about the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
In this World War II activity, students study the 2 pictures related to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Students write facts and information about the assassination.
Students explore possible causes and events leading up to World War I. In groups, they chart sources of tension between countries, and discuss the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Students create a timeline of events and debate who is to blame for starting the war.
For this Sarajevo Police Department worksheet, students assume the identity of the driver of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's car and must provide a detailed account of his assassination to the police in a written statement.
Students understand how and why the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife took place. They will study how after the assassination, alliances caused much of Europe to be drawn into war.
Eleventh graders examine the global consequences of nineteenth-century imperialism and the causes of World War I. They listen to a teacher-led lecture about Archduke Franz Ferdinand, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and alliances. Students take notes and participate in a discussion.
Set to music from the time, this clip shows actual footage taken prior to and during WWI. From the funeral procession for Franz Ferdinand, to the mobilization of troops, this video is sure to give your class an idea of life in 1914-1919. Use this as a comparative primary source document for learners to analyze.
How did World War I start? While tension was building for years, the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was what drove Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. Follow along as other countries started declaring war too, and watch as Germany takes makes big strides against the Allies in the beginning of the war.
In this non-narrated movie, your world history class can watch Archduke Franz Ferdinand's funeral procession, the movement of troops through Europe, the digging of trenches, and townspeople being forced to relocate out of the war zone.
The concepts of Imperialism, Nationalism, and Militarism are all defined with in the context of causes leading to WWI. Major incidents are outlined along with rational for the start of WWI. Great presentation for building vocabulary and constructing a context.
The first Great War began on July 28, 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But were there other causes? Yes, and your class will find out all about nationalism, imperialism, the Triple Alliance, and other key players that led to the start of WWI.
In this trigger event of World War I activity, students read a passage relating to the murder of Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo and fill in the missing words using the word bank.
In this Assassination in Sarajevo worksheet, middle schoolers cut and paste eight events in chronological order, detailing the assassination.
In this World War One worksheet, students are given eight events that they must arrange chronologically on a poster in graphic organizer format.
In this World War I worksheet, students create a poster, following the steps, to show how one shot led to the war that claimed the lives of over 9 million men. Events and a template are included on the worksheet.
Ninth graders identify and explain the six major causes of World War I. They explore the events leading up to WWI, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and why they were the culmination of everything. Students discuss the characteristics of a "just war," if they believe there is such a thing, and relate them to WWI.
What led to the great war of 1914? Outline the militaristic, nationalistic, crisis, and key players that caused World War I. Franz Ferdinand, The Schlieffen Plan, and the alliances that bound the world are all covered.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 8 matching questions about important World War I dates. Students may submit their answers to be scored.