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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
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
Commemorations:Estonia National Day
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Was life good or bad in Victorian Britain? A study through paintings
Anarchism: Bakunins Catechism of a Revolutionary
Summary Sheet: Hegel, Marx and Lenin compared and contrasted
Factual Test on the issues covered so far (20 questions)
Teacher-led online lecture : A brief history of political ideology from the Enlightenment to the modern day!
Enlightenment Philosophy: Philosophers, Revolutionaries and the Declaration of the Rights of Man
Teacher-led online lecture : A brief history of political ideology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment!
Left-wing and Right Wing: Which are you?
What is Politics? Why are so many people not interested in it and why is this worrying?
Communism and Fascism: Whats the difference?
Design your ideal state
LBJ and the Great Society
Hexagons Activity: Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre Teacher model answers
50 Essential Songs for the History Classroom