Instructional Video

German Rifles of World War 1

How and why did Germans use rifles in World War I? A video resource discusses rifles in detail by using images as well as analysis by an expert in historical gun usage. Primary source images help connect the content to the military history of World War I. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign scholars to take notes while viewing the video 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a Technology and Warfare in World War I series
Pros
  • Very detailed descriptions explain the causation and engineering behind the rifles
  • Gives pupils a look at the life experiences of German soldiers during World War I 
Cons
  • None
Common Core