Outbreak of World War One in 1914 Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will explore the intricate events of 1914 that catalyzed the onset of World War One, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the emergence of trench warfare. Through a detailed examination, they will gain insights into the political, military, and social dynamics that set the stage for one of history's most devastating conflicts. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

1914 Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following webpage:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

1914 Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Outbreak of War 1914 Viewing Questions.d
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below:

Watch on YouTube

Test your learning

Extension activities

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