Storm of Steel - Author And Officer Ernst Jünger

"I was scared, pale, and senseless..." - Ernst Junger. Scholars analyze how the writings of one German soldier serve as a description for those who never saw the battlefields of the First World War. A short video clip of the firsthand accounts of Junger's life as a soldier in war that opened the door to a new genre of writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Investigate other war stories from soldiers of World War I: German Soldier in WWI
  • Have students create their own diary entries from a soldier's perspective in WWI
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewer discretion is advised for short video due to nature of lesson's material 
  • Final installment of a 32-part series
Pros

  • Reading primary accounts of World War I out loud in the video clip assists audio learners
  • Lesson includes primary source writings, photos and video clips from World War I
Cons

  • None