Life In the Trenches
In this wartime instructional activity, learners read a one page text about soldiers life while fighting in the trenches. Included are disturbing pictures and graphic quotations from former soldiers. There are no questions.
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Christmas in the Trenches, 1914
Students investigate the role of Trench Warfare in World War I. In this World War I lesson, students read Christmas in the Trenches, 1914 and then discuss the conditions of war in trenches and how Christmas 1914 interrupted the war....
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
When you're writing historical fiction, the past really can become the present — especially if you're writing in the present continuous tense! Cover World War I, verb tenses, censorship, and letter writing with one informative lesson and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Glory: Motion Picture Study Guide
This is an excellent resource for teachers to use for incorporating the motion picture Glory into the classroom! Breaking down the film into particular noteworthy and telling scenes, the guide offers important considerations for each...
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
WW1 - Life in the Trenches
Feel the same gut-wrenching turn from optimism to sickening depression that soldiers felt as they entered the war and realized exactly how dire the situation was. This video, while not narrated, provides a close-up of how miserable life...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Trench Warfare in WW1
Did you know that trenches were built in a zigzag pattern? This was done to ensure that an enemy couldn't come into the trench and have a clear shot at firing the entire way down the line. Learn more about trench construction, life in...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Over the Top: Trench Warfare in the First World War
Students are able to give three reasons men joined up to fight in World War I. They are able to place in order the event leading to the outbreak of war and describe the soldiers arrival in the trenches. Students are able to describe...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History