Australian General John Monash

It is unlikely Americans have heard of Australian General John Monash. Despite that, he played a key role in the leadership of Allied forces during World War I. Young historians learn of the less famous warrior of the Great War, including how he used technology and psychology to manage his troops. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as part of the series to discuss the qualities of effective leaders
  • Have scholars view as part of a flipped-model classroom or incorporate into research of key figures of World War I 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires background information about World War I, particularly about Australia's role in the war
  • Serves as one part of a larger World War I series
Pros

  • Clearly articulates the role of a figure many students do not know
  • Intriguing visual images stimulate scholars' curiosity about wartime experiences
Cons

  • Heavy use of minor details may lose viewers' interest
Common Core