Justifying The Failure At Verdun? - The Falkenhayn Controversy

Ready for some scandal and controversy surrounding World War I? Then it's time to learn all about the Falkenhayn Controversy! Learners discover how the Battle of Verdun failed and how leadership tried to adapt as surrounding events unfolded.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your class by assigning the video as homework
  • Show as part of a unit study of World War I
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the YouTube series Technology and Warfare in World War I 
Pros
  • Uses primary source quotes and explains their context to build analysis skills
  • Keeps content fresh and entertaining, so pupils do not become bored
Cons
  • None
Common Core