German Pistols of World War 1

Need to describe the importance of new technology and weaponry to the Germans during World War I? The resource does just that! Scholars view different prominent pistols and cutting-edge technologies Germans used during World War I, including the pistols as we see them today in vivid video detail. They also learn many interesting facts from the engaging and knowledgeable narrator.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as a warm-up for a class discussion on the military weapons of World War I
Classroom Considerations

  • Topics may feel sensitive to some scholars, as it discusses in detail how the guns worked for historical context and shows a demonstration
  • Part of a Technology and Warfare in World War I series
Pros

  • Provides very detailed information from an expert
  • Uses primary source images
Cons

  • Needs additional information to cover the holistic view of German military history during World War I
Common Core