What caused the First World War to break out?

In this lesson, we will be learning about the events leading up to the First World War. This will involve understanding the unification of Germany in the nineteenth century, and taking a look at the MAIN factors which set the conditions for the great war: militarism, imperialism, alliances and nationalism. This lesson covers shootings and assassination. If this is a sensitive topic for your child then please make sure they are adequately supervised.

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Quiz:

What caused the First World War to break out?

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Question 5

Q1.Which countries were members of Triple Alliance? Tick three.

Select three (3) boxes

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Q2.When was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated?

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Q3.Otto Von Bismark unified which country?

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Q4.Which acronym helps us to remember the main factors leading to the First World War?

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Q5.Britain joined the First World War to protect which country's 'neutrality'?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What caused the First World War to break out?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which countries were members of Triple Alliance? Tick three.

Select three (3) boxes

1/5

Q2.When was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated?

2/5

Q3.Otto Von Bismark unified which country?

3/5

Q4.Which acronym helps us to remember the main factors leading to the First World War?

4/5

Q5.Britain joined the First World War to protect which country's 'neutrality'?

5/5

Lesson summary: What caused the First World War to break out?

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