The Great War

The Great War started because of an assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. After that Kaiser Wilhelm II promised that German would support Austria against Serbia. About 3 weeks later Austria declared war on Serbia. Later Germany declared war on Russia and France and invited Belgium. Britain helped and declared war on Germany. Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. On April 6th 1917 USA declared war on Germany. All the countries fought and they didn’t win anything after a fight of 4 years and 3 months they stopped fighting. This webquest will explore some of the violence that happened during this time such as Mustard gas, The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the weapons they used against each other (tanks, snipers and automatic weapons).

Essential Questions:

What country was the first to use Mustard gas and why is it so bad for your body and did you die almost the same second?

Which great Prussian statesman quoted “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” and what was does this tell us about what happened during World War I?           

What was the Jäger or Chasseur units and what did they do and what where they skilled in to do?

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Make sure you can find the answers to the following question about the Great War (World War I):

Mustard Gas Questions:

Q: What country was the first to use Mustard gas and why is it so bad for your body and did you die almost the same second?

L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHFEPu_ANI

Q: When did Germany first attempt at chemical weapons, in what year at what battle and how many soldiers were killed?

 L: https://science.howstuffworks.com/mustard-gas2.htm

Q: What did the France and the Britain began to do after German gas attack at Ypres?

L: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-introduce-poison-gas

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The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand:

Q: Who quoted: “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans”?      

L: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-franz-ferdinand-assassinated

Q: How many Bosnian Serbs planned to assassinate Franz Ferdinand and why did Archduke Franz Ferdinand still killed if he was on his way home?

L: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir1/assassinationrev1.shtml

Q: Because of the assassination Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia what happened after that?

L: https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/archduke.html

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