Life In the Trenches
In this wartime learning exercise, students 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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The Iliad: A Young Reader Adventure
Is The Iliad part of your curriculum? Check out a resource that offers something for those new to teaching the classic and those with lots of experience using Homer's epic. Plot summaries, discussion questions, activities abound in this...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Christmas in the Trenches, 1914
Young scholars investigate the role of Trench Warfare in World War I. In this World War I lesson plan, students read Christmas in the Trenches, 1914 and then discuss the conditions of war in trenches and how Christmas 1914 interrupted...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Letters Home
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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