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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inspiring kids to share their own dreams with our handy templates!
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In January, your students will learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams for our nation. Have them go deeper by making this mobile that conveys their own dreams—for themselves and their community.

First encourage kids to fill out our handy cloud templates (below) with their own sweet sentiments. Then, attach all four printable pieces with string and watch your dreams soar!

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Events leading to World War I

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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
of Austria

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On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosniak) coordinated by Danilo Ilić, a Bosnian Serb and a member of the Black Hand secret society. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's South Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war.

On top of these Serbian military conspirators was Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence Dragutin Dimitrijević, his right-hand man Major Vojislav Tankosić, and the spy Rade Malobabić. Major Tankosić armed the assassins with bombs and pistols and trained them. The assassins were given access to the same clandestine network of safe-houses and agents that Rade Malobabić used for the infiltration of weapons and operatives into Austria-Hungary.

The assassins, the key members of the clandestine network, and the key Serbian military conspirators who were still alive were arrested, tried, convicted and punished. Those who were arrested in Bosnia were tried in Sarajevo in October 1914. The other conspirators were arrested and tried before a Serbian kangaroo court on the French-controlled Salonika Front in 1916–1917 on unrelated false charges; Serbia executed three of the top military conspirators. Much of what is known about the assassinations comes from these two trials and related records.

Educational Links WWI

The Centennial Commemoration of The United States in World War One

Wall Street Journal -
World War I: The War That Changed Everything


The Economist -
Still in the grip of the Great War: the defining event of the 20th Century


The World Post -
World War One is Key for U.S. Foreign Policy


World War I Color Photos


25th President
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921

Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy."

Wilson had seen the frightfulness of war. He was born in Virginia in 1856, the son of a Presbyterian minister who during the Civil War was a pastor in Augusta, Georgia, and during Reconstruction a professor in the charred city of Columbia, South Carolina.

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Learn more about President Wilson's first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson , who died during her term.
Learn more about President Wilson's second wife, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson .



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