Lesson Plan

A Clever War: Scientific and Technological Advances in World War I

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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 knowledge gained in the third installment of an eight-part series to write analyses papers that examine technology's role in the war.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have your class compare World War I technology to that of other wars (World War II) and today; discuss how it has changed war over the years
  • Look at one photo and resource as a class prior to having students work individually to gauge proper knowledge of the assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Laminate the print outs of the photos for extended use and handling in the classroom
  • Group sizes should not exceed three
  • Includes printable worksheets for classroom use
  • Contains a ready-to-print quiz on Army IQ (with answer key)
  • Visuals of World War I scientific advances help pupils connect to the material
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