June 28

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo; WWI begins

June 28, 1914

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  • The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles

    Was the Treaty of Versailles, which formally concluded World War I, a legitimate attempt by the victorious powers to prevent further conflict, or did it place an unfair burden on Germany? This lesson helps students respond to the question in an informed manner. Activities involve primary sources, maps, and other supporting documents related to the peace process and its reception by the German public and German politicians.

Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

June 28, 1712