You are sitting in a trench during World War I watching the ground for possible attack. Suddenly, a bomb hits your trench—from the air? Scholars analyze the first use of airships in warfare in an installment of a video series on the Great War. A short clip on the Zeppelins of the First World War starts a discussion on the impact of warfare from the skies.
- Compare and contrast Zeppelins to today's Goodyear Blimp
- Create extension lessons with the investigation of WWI pilots and materials used in air combat: WWI Air Warfare
- Audio and visual learners benefit from the video clip format
- Lesson provides primary source photographs from World War I