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Underlying causes of World War One

Which was the most important underlying cause of World War One?

Helen Snelson

Underlying causes (Public Domain)

This learning activity is designed to help students debate the relative importance and interconnectedness of the underlying causes of World War One. These are much debated by historians. By engaging in debate, students learn about the underlying causes and also that their relative importance is open to interpretation.

Teacher material
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Student material
Worksheet