Worksheet by RJ Tarr at

uk / 1 The Causes of the Spanish Civil War: Causation Exercise Political ▪ ▪ ▪

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Tasks ▪ Write three bullet points of essential information for each of the factors. ▪ Connect two factors together by writing a "connecting statement" in a yellow box and adding an arrow head at one end of the line it appears over to illustrate the connection between cause and effect. ▪ Repeat the process until the factors are connected in a chain of some sort.

Worksheet by RJ Tarr at / 2 Extension / Detailed approach for Advanced Level 1. Linkage Write the opening sentence of each paragraph of your essay. When these are read in turn, it should be easy for anyone else in the class to recreate the diagram you produced on the previous page. 2. Depth ▪ For each of the six factors, you should not simply write a series of factual points, but rather use it as an opportunity to express your opinion on each of the following statements: Political "Political instability in Spain in the years before the Civil War was caused more by the Left than by the Right" "Concessions to Catalonia and the Basque country ironically increased rather than lessened their demands for full independence" "The root cause of social and economic instability in Spain in the years before the civil war lay in the cities rather than in the countryside" "The military were motivated by self-interest rather than patriotism in the years leading up to the civil war" "The conservatism of the Spanish Church was a positive and moderating influence which delayed rather than accelerated the drift towards civil war"


Social and Economic Military


▪ To do this, your teacher may wish to ask each person in the class to argue either in favour or against a particular statement, and for the rest of the class to record the points made. The random name picker at could be used to allocate out each statement to two opposing speakers.

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