The Battle of Somme
In this newspaper template instructional activity, students create news stories that might have been on the front page of a newspaper following the World War I Battle of Somme.
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World War I Research Project
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lincoln and the War’s Larger Meaning
Students analyze Abraham Lincoln's view of the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson, students read excerpts of Lincoln's speeches to determine whether he had a dual view of the war. Students respond to discussion questions about...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
World War 1: A New Kind of War
Guide reading and enhance your students' understanding of WWI with this rich presentation. Topics covered are warfare, weapons, technology, government actions, women in war, and the effects of war on the home front and around the world....
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Causes and Course of the First World War
Use this twelve-day lesson plan to teach about the causes and courses of WWI. Each day scholars attend lectures, complete creative activities, and hold round table discussions on what they've learned. Web links and resources are...
10th Social Studies & History
Enquiry 5: The Battle of the Somme
Learners explore the Battle of the Somme. After research, students simulate planning their own offensive. They evaluate decisions made before and after the Battle of the Somme and write a letter defending Haig. Learners debate the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History