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Study Guide: The Causes of World War One
An introduction to the relevance of the topic.
The "Big Brother House"
The tensions between the major powers prior to World War One are outlined using the scenario of a shared house in this worksheet.
The Assassination at Sarajevo
The spark which started World War One. What happened?
Austria v. Serbia: Imperialism and Nationalism
The assassination at Sarajevo was merely the flashpoint of a much deeper conflict between Serbia and Austria, as explained here...
Russia v. Germany: Personal Misunderstandings and the "Willy-Nicky" Correspondence
Russia and Germany were dragged into the crisis party as a result of personal misunderstandings between the rulers of the two countries...
The Alliance System
The misunderstandings between the Kaiser and the Tsar were largely the result of tensions created by their rival alliance systems...
France v. Germany: Colonial and Economic Rivalry
France had joined an alliance system against Germany because of colonial rivalry with the Kaiser...
Britain v. Germany: The Arms Race
Britain had joined an alliance system against Germany because of an arms race with the Kaiser...
The July Crisis
The overall result was the July Crisis and the outbreak of World War One.
Manic Miner Game
Causes of World War One
1. The First World War Explains Modern Conflict #historyteacher
2. Colour Photos - WW1
3. The Heritage of the Great War / First World War 1914 - 1918
4. Colour Photos from WW1
5. AJP Taylor's Railroad Timetable Theory
6. The Kaiser's letters to the Tsar: EBook
7. Causes of World War One
8. WW1 Colour Photos
Events (500 years ago today): 1516 - Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mamluks near Gaza.
Births (1000 years ago today): 1016 - Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
Births (200 years ago today): 1816 - Malwida von Meysenbug, German writer (d. 1903)
Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - Pearl Hackney, English actress (d. 2009)
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Steve Atwater, American football player
Deaths (300 years ago today): 1716 - Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1916 - Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)
Commemorations:International Animation DayCzech Republic National Day
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Civil Rights Campaign 1964, Freedom Summer
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Sourcework Assignment with model answers, The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Selma Marches 1965, Online Simulation
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Undercover in Ancient Rome
Simulate a conference
New Book from ActiveHistory:
Protest placards: design, anticipate, react
Using limericks as a revision tool
Counterfactuals in History
Who is your Historical Hero?
Compare and Contrasting the Rise of Dictators in Different Regions