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This reading activity helps students understand the causes of World War I. The worksheet includes an excerpt of E.H. Gombrich's "Little History of the World" which tells the story of humankind for younger readers. This excerpt focuses on the causes, events, and effects of World War I.
Throughout the excerpt, there are brief reading comprehension check-ins. Then, a summarizing activity asks students to create a timeline based on the reading.
Through this activity, students will better understand imperialism, alliances, and World War I.