Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff - Westerner vs. Easterner

How to take on the Allied forces during World War I? Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff used specific strategies and tactics to answer the question during the Great War. Despite their differences in tactics, both men were considered Germany's best leaders during the Great War. Ludendorff's failure to lead Germany to victory becomes part of Hitler's rhetoric in years to come. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer for a research project on biographies of famous leaders during World War I
  • Within larger context of study, use the video to inform scholar discussion around the ethics of war
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires background information on the Central Powers or appropriate scaffolding to understand the context of these two figures in the larger war
  • Part of the larger Who Did What in WWI? series
Pros

  • Well-researched, using in-depth details
  • Provocative images of the war help drive the content home
Cons

  • Can be a bit pedantic and hard for some students to follow
Common Core