One Of the Capable Generals of WW1 - Arthur Currie

He may have had a suspicious past, and his pot belly certainly didn't reflect the image of a brave soldier but today, however, General Arthur Currie is considered a national hero in Canada. Currie made Canadian troops the pride of the British forces during World War I. An engaging video explores the role Canada played in the Great War using the story of one of its finest generals. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video and ask young historians to consider the role of various military strategies in World War I
  • Use video and other biographies in the series to explore key figures in the Great War
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of Who did What in World War I? video series
  • Pictures of dead soldiers may be inappropriate for some classes
  • The biography presumes pupils have detailed background knowledge on World War I

  • Intriguing pictures grab scholars' interest
  • Connects Currie's biography to the larger context of the war

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