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 starting the First World War.
- Prompt learners to write an argument paper about which country they believe had more to do with starting World War I, based on this video as well as additional research
- Encourage class members to watch the video before attending a discussion on World War I the next day
- Incorporate into a unit on geopolitics, particularly concerning Eastern Europe and Russia
- Narration moves quickly through complex concepts
- Comment section is open to the public
- Engaging and informative
- Considers the main question in the video title as a guiding concept