In this World War I study guide instructional activity, students investigate trench warfare. Students read sections of information and examine trench diagrams. Students respond to 9 short answer question regarding the information presented.
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First World War Assessment
Here is a really neat assessment, perfect for middle schoolers who have just learned about WWI. The assessment covers the causes and effects of WWI, causes of WWII, the Treaty of Versailles, trench warfare, and key players of the war in...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
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
Trench Warfare in World War I
To gain a deeper understanding of the conditions in the trenches during World War I, class members engage in an experiential activity and then research topics related to the exercise. A very powerful and thought provoking activity.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Trench Warfare: Disaster and Diseases
Examine the horrors of war with this age appropriate slide-show. Covered are the concepts, dangers, diseases, and uses for trench warfare as they were seen in WWI. Also included are several wartime poems relating to the effects of trench...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Life in the Trenches: World War I
Live the sights, routines, and daily life suffered by World War I trench soldiers. Through images and rich descriptive text, learners will gain an understanding of life during WWI. Slides describe the perils of war, such as insect and...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Trench Warfare in WW1
Did you know that trenches were built in a zigzag pattern? This was done to ensure that an enemy couldn't come into the trench and have a clear shot at firing the entire way down the line. Learn more about trench construction, life in...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
WW1 - Life in the Trenches
Feel the same gut-wrenching turn from optimism to sickening depression that soldiers felt as they entered the war and realized exactly how dire the situation was. This video, while not narrated, provides a close-up of how miserable life...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History