Sarajevo 28 June 1914

Reasons why Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were killed on 28th June 1914.

Helen Snelson

Sarajevo 28 June 1914 (Screenshot from Newsreel, EUROCLIO, CC BY)

The story of the Sarajevo assassination is engaging and dramatic and the film clip will interest students. However, in order to use it to build students’ understanding about the causes of the First World War, you will want them to actively watch the film clip. The activity and its resources are designed to help your students to explain why the assassinations happened and to start to make connections with the wider context.

Teacher material
Lesson plan (read me first)
Student material