Fifth Students Debate War Causes

13 Oct 2021
Learning

Fifths

In History, the Fifths are learning about the causes of the First World War.

In order to help them understand the historical debates around the conflict, pairs were given one of the major powers to represent and were tasked to write prosecution questions they would ask to other countries to blame them for starting the war, whilst also preparing their own defence predicting what others would accuse them of.

They took it in turns to sit in the witness stall to be questioned and held their own well. A vote at the end found Kaiser Wilhelm II and Germany most responsible for the war — the lesson was certainly very animated!