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Lesson Plan: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia, sparking the beginning of World War I
Details of the Lesson
This lesson is designed for high school students studying history. It will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
- Know the events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife.
- Understand the impact of the assassination on the start of World War I.
- Can analyze primary sources related to the assassination.
This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and analysis of primary sources. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions.
- Textbook or online resources on World War I
- Primary sources related to the assassination
- Whiteboard and markers
- Introduction to the events leading up to the assassination through a lecture.
- Group discussion on the impact of the assassination on the start of World War I.
- Analysis of primary sources related to the assassination, such as newspaper articles and photographs.
- Small group activity where students create a timeline of events leading up to the assassination.
- Individual assessment where students write a short essay analyzing the impact of the assassination on the start of World War I.