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If WWI was a bar fight…

If WWI was a bar fight… | U.S. History | Scoop.it

"Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of the pub when Serbia bumps into Austria and spills Austria's pint."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:42 PM

Some may see this as a flippant approach to history, which in the strictest sense it certainly is.  I also see this as a fairly down-to-Earth way to help students understand how a minor issue can spiral out of control.  Middle school and high school students can absolutely relate to a fight that never should have started and as a bonus, bringing some humor into the classroom can be refreshing.  But like any good inside joke, you have to understand the context first to make it funny.    

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Kent State: Past and Present

Kent State: Past and Present | U.S. History | Scoop.it

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Maegan Anderson's comment, May 7, 2013 12:37 AM
speechless...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:39 AM

Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:52 PM

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