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44 resources with the concept trench warfare

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The World Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion...
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“The Art of War”: Trench Art of World War I

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach pupils how veterans used art to deal with PTSD and shell-shock from trench warfare during World War I. Scholars use graphic organizers, a cartoon analysis sheet, and their own inferences to analyze primary source art work by veterans.
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Artifacts and Trench Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners think like historians while discovering new World War I artifacts. Teach them how to gather and analyze evidence with pre-assessment, modeling, cooperative learning, and homework activities.
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A Clever War: Scientific and Technological Advances in World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Technology—changing lives and transforming war. Your tech-loving historians examine photographs and primary documents to explore how technology changed not only World War I, but also how it moved society forward. They apply their...
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Trench Warfare in World War I

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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.
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First World War Assessment

For Students 8th - 9th
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...
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The German Painter Who Fought In The Trenches - Otto Dix

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Otto Dix wanted to show the ghastliness of war, and his paintings were so controversial that Adolf Hitler later banned them. Dix's artwork was so important to him that he refused to leave Germany, even when he was labeled as degenerate...
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The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme - Douglas Haig

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Douglas Haig, the British Field marshal during World War I, was known as both a national hero and butcher. His decisions directly led to the large numbers of deaths in the trenches, but Haig was driven by the quest for a great victory...
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J.R.R. Tolkien - The Father of Lord of The Rings

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Best known as the author of the  Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien may have used some of his trench warfare experiences to create Middle Earth. While the trilogy is not entirely autobiographical, many scholars agree that...
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Beyond Wires and Pigeons - Communications in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would you trust a pigeon to fly over a battlefield and return with a vital message? Scholars investigate the use of any and all communication methods during World War I. They use a video clip to research the various ways communication...
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Trench Warfare in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Trench Raid Tactics - Into The Abyss

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A video on the Great War places students on the front line, in trench warfare. Through a short video clip, they analyze life in the trenches as the struggle for daily survival becomes the norm. 
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Poetry from the Trenches of World War I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Often, the real-life experiences of soldiers gets lost back home when the war seems so far away. Scholars investigate the personal side of World War I in the trenches of Europe to complete a collaborative social studies activity. When...
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Leland Linman’s War: A Look at Soldiers’ Daily Lives in World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hunkering down in the trenches of World War I, Leland Linman decided to write a journal about his experiences. By reading Linman's entries in the fourth installment of an eight-part lesson series, scholars get a firsthand look at life in...
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World War I Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Trench Warfare: Disaster and Diseases

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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1914-1918: The World at War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Thorough and engaging, this presentation details the causes and contexts of World War I on all fronts. It covers "the spark" that began it all, as well as the effect of technology on weaponry and the role of women on the home front and...
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Trench Warfare in WW1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Honoring Service, Achievements, and Sacrifice: A WWI Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The largest offensive in United States military history comes alive in a online interactive resource. Young historians explore the Meuse Argonne battlefield and scour the landscape for evidence from the battle. They then use primary...
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Trench Warfare in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Trench warfare was extremely common in World War I, but just how deep were these trenches, and what was life like for the soldiers in them? The resource answers these questions and more. Pupils learn about everything from the way...
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Trench Raid Tactics - Into the Abyss

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When individuals think of World War I, many think of trench warfare, but what was it and what sort of tactics did the military use to succeed when trenches were involved? Find out by watching a sneaky video! Scholars view primary source...
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Technology in World War One

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research the types of technology and weapons used in World War I. They form groups representing countries and simulate an arms auction each bidding for the weapons of their choice. They compare their research to the...
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The Balkans and World War I

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students review the causes of World War I and draw timelines of the 1914 events. They conduct Internet research to discover the role of the balkans in the war and how it spread to a worldwide conflict. Students then research the recent...
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World War I: The Great War

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Most likely created by a student, this presentation provides a light-hearted, yet narrow depiction of WWI. The information is correct but focuses on two battles and Trench Warfare, totally missing major political and governmental...