Medical Treatment in World War 1

A world war costing millions of lives actually also saved millions of humans at the same time. Scholars investigate the advancements of medicine in the 25th lesson of a 32-part series on the Great War. A short video clip results in open discussion as the class analyzes field hospitals, surgery, and the use of modern-day penicillin. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Descriptions of WWI medicine contain graphic descriptions and visuals 
Pros

  • Resource links to today's medicine and research 
  • Lesson contains primary source WWI photography and video clips
Cons

  • None