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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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Methodology

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.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook or online resources on World War I
  • Primary sources related to the assassination
  • Whiteboard and markers

Activities

  1. Introduction to the events leading up to the assassination through a lecture.
  2. Group discussion on the impact of the assassination on the start of World War I.
  3. Analysis of primary sources related to the assassination, such as newspaper articles and photographs.
  4. Small group activity where students create a timeline of events leading up to the assassination.
  5. Individual assessment where students write a short essay analyzing the impact of the assassination on the start of World War I.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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