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How did WW1 start? Year 5 debate 7.11.16

How did WW1 start?

This afternoon children have been learning about how and why war started. Children were split into the six different countries; Russia, France, England, Italy, Germany and Austria-Hungary. They were then given letters from the leaders of each country. These letters informed the children just how fantastic their country was! Children then had to convince the other countries that their country was the best. It was wonderful to watch the children participate in this heated debate, which led to them making the decision to go to war. It was good for the children to understand how decisions made by few can have a big impact on lots of people. The lesson then ended with us having a discussion about how the decisions Parliament make have an impact on the general public. 

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