Companions In The Trenches - Animals of World War 1

People had to suffer in the trenches, but do scholars know they had four-legged companions to help them during World War I? Many horses and dogs were extremely helpful to soldiers during the time period. Discover how horses and dogs not only helped in battle but offered emotional support as well with a resource that includes interesting facts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the history and importance of Calvary as a review before showing the video 
  • Instruct pupils to write a short paragraph on what they found the most interesting about the video and how it influenced their perspectives on World War I 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the Technology and Warfare in World War I series
Pros
  • Shows by example how to connect several topics in history, building interdisciplinary skills in social studies
  • Uses and explains primary source images, therefore enhancing analysis skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core