How Did The First World War Start? Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

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  • Hi, mainly a good task but just to comment for future users: In question three it is mentioned that times were peaceful before the war, however this isn't strictly true as tensions between nations before the war had been rising. Before the war countries had been expanding in the ' scramble for Africa ' and Germany were hungry for more territories. This led to alliances systems like the triple Entente being made so army could protect themselves. Also, the German 'Schliffen plan' to invade France was made at least five years before the war actually started. Also you reference in question 7 that Germany owned no nations before the war actually started. On the contrary to this there is the fact that Germany owned a few small territories across the West coast of Africa.

    , Nov 1st
    • Hi bigtallkath,
      Thanks for your comment. Our team are looking into this as we speak. We'll be in touch as soon as we have an answer :)

      , Nov 1st
    • Hi there,
      Thanks for flagging up these issues - our lovely resource creation team have updated this comprehension activity and the new version is now available to download. I hope you find it more useful!

      , Dec 22nd
This fact file is a great way to teach your children about How Did The First World War Start? with a choice of three differentiated sheets of comprehension questions to answer.

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