Today, we are going to look at the background causes for World War One. Before we start we going to take a look at this article, and assess what general knowledge about the conflict we already have, what we would like to learn, and how we will approach the next few lessons.
The background will be introduced as a teacher-centered lecture on the 4 MAIN reasons behind WWI (and will serve as an excellent opportunity to improve your note taking skills). This website will also help fill in the gaps in your understanding, and this brief look at the state of governments at the turn of the century should also add some perspective.
To help with your understanding, students are asked to label the attached map, Europe on the Outbreak of World War One, indicating all the major countries, and colouring the Triple Entente one colour, the Triple Alliance another. Please include an appropriate title and legend/key.
Today we are going to explore how the man pictured below changed history.
We are also going to take a look at these primary sources.
Do you think Sarajevo is full of assassins? -Oskar Potiorek