This set of 5 readings plus 5 pages of questions summarizes the causes of the First World War. The readings include extensive discussion of the MAIN causes (Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism & Nationalism) of the war, as well as the Immediate cause (the Assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand), and the events that led to the outbreak of hostilities. The readings are designed for middle school or high school students. They are visually appealing and broken into chunks. They can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition.