Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
  • This lesson focuses on how the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark for World War I to start. As video evidence is used to explain the events that led to the shooting in Sarajevo, an analogy is made to a bar brawl as students try to ascertain the causes of it and link these to the events which unfolded after 28th June, 1914.

  • Students also have to complete a chronological exercise of the events as well as deciding the personalities of the main countries involved.

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Created: Jul 11, 2017

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

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