Trench Warfare in World War 1

Imagine sitting in a ditch full of water, mud, and rats hoping to survive another day without an explosion going off. An informative video on the Great War illustrates the daily life of a soldier in the trenches. Class members analyze the struggles of months spent in filthy conditions waiting for an attack while trying to survive the elements. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign group projects on the soldier's life in the trenches of World War I using the website Trench Warfare
  • Create art designs and visuals showing the details of trench warfare 
  • The 10th video clip of a 32-part series
Classroom Considerations

  • Subscription to the The Great War series on Youtube is available

  • Resource provides detailed analysis using primary photos from World War I
  • Visual and audio learners benefit from the structure of the video 

  • None