German Uniforms of World War 1 | The Great War Special

Soldiers and uniforms go hand in hand. But what made German uniforms unique during World War I? Use a video to teach pupils the details of specific pieces of clothing and their function in the German army.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After watching the video, ask scholars to draw their own military German uniforms and describe the uses of the different materials, such as Pickelhaube helmets
  • Conduct a class discussion after the video about Germany's military role in World War I 
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is part of a Technology and Warfare in World War I series
Pros
  • Includes interesting facts and background leading up to who made up the military and the German government's actions in drafting soldiers
  • Showcases a plethora of visual examples while the speaker explains the uniforms, including many photographs from the time period
Cons
  • None
Common Core