The Short Term Causes of World War One

The path to war

The Trigger: The Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
 Watch ‘Days that shook the world – the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand’.
Reflect on the importance of that ‘sandwich’.

The July Crisis 1914

You now need to understand how the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand led to the outbreak of the First World War. You need to find out about the July Crisis….
  • Create a flow chart to show the key events and the order in which they happened starting on June 28th 1914 and finishing with the British declaration of war on 4th August 1914.
  • You are only allowed to have 8 events in your flow chart.
  • Can you connect the events on your flow chart to the long and short term causes you have studied?
Here are your resources: