This handout helps students understand a general "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of the 7 Years War to help build background for the French and Indian War. I projected this and traced it onto a large piece of paper and did it on the board. Students then followed along with me. You could also project onto a smart board and fill it in.
This handout really helped my 8th graders understand how the 7 Years War and French and Indian War were intermingled.