ALF is teeming with curious Historians, and today they had a special treat: an opportunity to interview ‘Bismarck’ and ‘Kaiser Wilhelm II’!
In Grade 10, we have been exploring the causes of World War I. Students have been analyzing maps, cartoons and other sources to understand the issues in Europe at this time.
In today’s lesson, students were to learn about Bismarck’s foreign policy and Kaiser Wilhelm’s expansionist aims.
I knew just the person to draft in to help—my friend Raoul, who’s a History aficionado and well-versed in this field. We planned for him to come into class today in character, and to answer students’ questions about Germany’s aspirations and actions.
Students asked him numerous questions about Bismarck’s foreign policy, and his decisions to make alliances with other countries.
Raoul also stepped into character as ‘Kaiser Wilhelm II’. Students learnt about the Kaiser’s expansionist aims and his rivalry with other Imperial powers.
Thanks to Raoul for participating in our History lesson today, and helping ALF students to grapple with the complexities of late 19th Century Europe.