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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 instructional activity, learners discover the background and significant details of this event in world history. Students read 5 sections of information and examine photographs. Learners respond to 1 of 3 questions that require them to write a newspaper story regarding the incident.
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.
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.
Students determine that there are many causes of war. They explain that it is hard to remain isolated from world events and review the connection between industrialism and imperialism. They discuss what the consequences might be of becoming a world power along with expanding trade with other nations.
Use this twelve-day lesson plan to teach about the causes and courses of WWI. Each day scholars attend lectures, complete creative activities, and hold round table discussions on what they've learned. Web links and resources are included. Note: some days do not have a full lesson plan but state the topic to be covered. Lesson Planet has many presentations available that could make this lesson a reality.
Fifth graders create a timeline of events in a soldiers life. In this World War I lesson, 5th graders learn about the Great Depression and World War I. Students watch video segments about World War I and examine primary sources from the same time period. Students work in groups to create a timeline of events.