Fight For Air Supremacy - Bloody April 1917

One of the worst months of WWI was Bloody April, 1917. Scholars investigate the fight for air supremacy in the 28th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War. They view a short video clip to open lines of discussion to better analyze the impact Bloody April had on the outcome of the war and the increased involvement of the United States on behalf of the Allied forces. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend lesson with additional reading assignment on 1917 Bloody April
  • Primary source documents on Bloody April available for firsthand accounts of the events of the period
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires audio and video technology for the entire class

  • Lesson includes primary source photography and video from WWI
  • Resource provides excellent information for audio and visual learners

  • None