by The Washington Herald 1914

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This week in class, we’re reading "Austrian Heir and Wife Shot to Death After Escaping Bombing" by The Washington Herald.

The informational text "Austrian Heir and his Wife Shot to Death After Escaping Bombing" provides two reports from The Washington Herald on the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Death, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people create change?", "How do people face death?", and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

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