Poetry from the Trenches of World War I

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Often, the real-life experiences of soldiers gets lost back home when the war seems so far away. Scholars investigate the personal side of World War I in the trenches of Europe to complete a collaborative social studies activity. When finished, they leave with an understanding of life in the middle of war, and how poetry explains and distances from your surroundings.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the lyrics of the song visible while it plays to set the mood of the lesson
  • Set up tags with the assigned roles ready at the group stations
Classroom Considerations

  • Limit group size by how many stations you can set up
  • The eighth and final installment of the series

  • Contains downloadable PowerPoint for classroom use
  • Includes printable worksheets, poems, rubric, and visuals 

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