World War I and Alabama's Rainbow Division

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As part of their study of World War I, class members investigate the role of Alabama's 167th Infantry Regiment, part of the Rainbow Division, in World War I.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the use of chemical weapons in warfare
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the focus of the lesson is on Alabama history, the information revealed about the 167th Infantry regiment and their role in The Great War is appropriate for any study of World War I
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation, primary source documents, step-by-step lesson directions, and suggestions for modifications and extensions
Cons

  • The resource presumes class members are familiar with trench warfare and the use of mustard gas
Common Core