Cavalry in WW1 - Between Tradition and Machine Gun Fire

The German Calvary lost over 800 horses and 500 men in a single battle! The changes in technology during World War I forced changes in how battles were fought. An engaging primary source video puts scholars in the shoes of the soldiers during the war, 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask scholars to create a pros and cons list of using Calvary in World War I 
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes some sensitive topics
  • Featured as part of the Technology and Warfare in World War I series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Easily adaptable to a longer lesson plan
  • Includes an option to add captions, making the content more accessible to English learners
  • None
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