May 15

posted May 15, 2012, 8:47 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 15, 2012, 10:51 AM ]
Your latest assessment was due yesterday. If you didn't complete it on time and turn it in, come in at lunch today to work on it and get help. You'll want to complete it as soon as possible, because we're moving on. (If you did publish it on time, congratulations and thanks!)

Much of the focus of the last assessment was on the scramble for territory around the globe by European nations. This unit brings us back to Europe, and to some of the territorial conflicts of the 19th Century that would come back to haunt those European governments as the 20th Century began.

First, we'll watch a video to see what was going on in Europe in the days before World War I that made the war almost impossible to avoid. 
(If you want to watch it later, on your own, you'll need login info
Student username=columbia student; password=bruins 
and if you want to watch it on a Chromebook, choose the Quicktime format) 

Here's a Prezi to show the chain of events between nations involved. 

Then, let's look more closely at the person who became the "match" on the "powder keg" of Europe: Archduke Franz Ferdinand. READ the handout about Franz Ferdinand, and answer the questions in a new Google Doc called "World War I Notes".  

After you answer the 5 required questions, use your awesome web searching skills (stay away from Wikipedia on this one) to learn a little more about either Francis Ferdinand, his wife Sophia Chotek, his assassin Gavrilo Princip, or the death of his cousin, Crown Prince Rudolph. Include some interesting information about any of those people in your document/answers/notes, and be sure to include full bibliographic information (aka reference info) for your source.  

Share the document in the Class DropBox when you're done answering the questions.

You may add tonight's homework assignment to the same document. Just be sure to label the assignment appropriately. 

Tonight's homework: READ Chapter 16.1 (522-525). 
  1. Triple Alliance (522)
  2. Triple Entente (522)
  3. conscription (523)
  4. mobilization (525) 
and answer the following questions:
  1. Reading check, pg. 523
  2. Reading check, pg. 525
  3. Main idea #3, pg. 525