Leland Linman’s War: A Look at Soldiers’ Daily Lives in World War I

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Hunkering down in the trenches of World War I, Leland Linman decided to write a journal about his experiences. By reading Linman's entries in the fourth installment of an eight-part lesson series, scholars get a firsthand look at life in the trenches. The lesson culminates with a group essay response analyzing the life of a World War I soldier. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the activity to include other World War I soldier stories to compare to Linman's; have students present their findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of trench warfare
  • Group size should be no more than three
Pros

  • Contains printable worksheets and a rubric for classroom use
  • The actual diary photos come ready to print and use in the classroom
Cons

  • None