Agenda: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quote of the Day:  The earliest known use of the term First World War appeared in September 1914 when German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel said, "There is no doubt that the course and character of the feared "European War" ... will become the first world war in the full sense of the word."
"Big Bertha"

Targets for Chapter 23 - WWI:

• Competition over trade and colonies led to the formation of two rival European alliances—theTriple Entente of Great Britain, France, and Russia; and the Triple Alliance, consisting ofGermanyAustria-Hungary, and Italy.
• Repeated crises over Serbian claims on the Austro-Hungarian region of Bosnia revealed the dangers inherent in these alliances. Austria-Hungary, as well as numerous other European governments, confronted challenges from minorities that wished to establish their own national states. 
• Strikes and violent actions by Socialist labor movements also threatened European governments. Many states responded with increasing militarism. 
• The assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary Francis Ferdinand by a Bosnian Serbmilitant set off a chain of diplomatic & military decisions that led all the great powers of Europe to WW I.

1.  Substitute will take attendance.
2.  The video "Under the Eagle" will be played and students will answer questions regarding the video, sub will collect at the end of the period.

On Wed/Thu we will present Video Projects.
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