Instructional Video

French Rifles of World War 1

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What insights do rifles offer about French military strategy during World War I? Watch an interesting video to find out! The resource uses primary source images and videos, as well as descriptions from an expert in relating to the French rifle and its military strategy. Includes everything from France's lack of interest in technology at the beginning of the war to how they reacted to technology once the war started.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign pupils to write an essay relating what they learn in the video to later events in World War I
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the Technology and Warfare in World War I series
  • Includes some sensitive topics; use discretion
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Well-researched information and many interesting facts keep content fresh and informative
  • Builds media literacy skills
  • None
Common Core