The Assassination of Franz-Ferdinand worksheet lesson plan

The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary is a critical event in the lead-up to World War I. This modern history lesson plan provides an overview of the assassination and raises the question of whether it was a set-up. The focus of this worksheet is to encourage critical thinking and analysis of the events that led to the assassination.

The lesson plan begins with a brief overview of the historical context leading up to the assassination. Students will learn about the tensions between Austria-Hungary and Serbia and the political climate of the time. The lesson then moves on to the events of June 28th, 1914, and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

To further encourage critical thinking, the worksheet includes a mini-research task. Students will be asked to research newspaper headlines from several European countries and present their findings to the class. This activity is designed to help students understand how different perspectives can shape how historical events are portrayed.

The lesson plan also includes a presentation activity. Students will be asked to create a presentation that outlines their findings. This activity is designed to help students develop their research and presentation skills and critical thinking skills.

Overall, this worksheet provides an overview of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and encourages critical thinking and analysis. Through various activities, including a mini-research task and a presentation, students will better understand the events leading up to the assassination and the different perspectives on the event.

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Description:Student activities include a mini-research task on finding newspaper headlines from a number of different European countries and presenting their findings.
Estimated lessons:1-2
Ages14-18 years
Format Word Document

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