More Than Mud and Cooties: The Poetry of World War I Soldiers

Poetry is not just for romance. Teach middle schoolers about soldiers' experiences during World War I with poetry written by the soldiers themselves. The activity includes a simulation activity, a graphic organizer activity, and a classroom presentation to ensure a deep understanding of the material.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the readings as homework
  • Ask learners to take notes during presentation day
Classroom Considerations

  • Some prep work is needed
  • The sixth lesson in a series of nine
Pros

  • Includes adaptation ideas
  • Provides extension activities
  • The activities help pupils understand the soldiers' inner experiences during World War I
Cons

  • None