Tuesday, January 12, 2016

10 interpretations of who started WW1

Why did World War I start?

Here are 10 interpretations from different historians. One historian blames Germany, another Serbia, and another blames decision makers in Germany, Austria, and Russia.  BBC Magazine printed them last year for the 100th anniversary of the war.

Each argument is short. Students could read them, note the argument and evidence for each and then either discuss their findings or make a written argument of their own about the cause.