Students read about the military start of World War 1 (WWI) when Germany invaded Belgium, violated its neutrality, and marched towards France to begin the Schlieffen Plan in 1914. They answer 11 questions of varying levels of difficulty, including one about a political cartoon (answers included). This can be done individually or in pairs. This would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--Using what you know about imperialism, explain how the world was at war when the fighting was happening in
Europe and between European powers.
--Why do you think the Belgians decided not to defend Brussels?
--How did the Schlieffen Plan lead to Britain declaring war against Germany?
--Describe the atmosphere when "the change came." Is it what you would have expected from people who's country had just been invaded? Why or why not?
--Who provides us with this account and what do you think his nationality could have meant for any bias in his newspaper article?
You might be interested in the bundle to save!
World War 1 Bundle for World History
World War I Bundle for US History
WWI Combined Activities Mini Bundle
Just Primary Source Analysis Mini Bundle
Or one of the individual activities:
World War 1