Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

The term shell shock has its origins in World War I. In England alone, there were more than 80,000 cases of soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress after the war. Using the installment of a larger Technology and Warfare in World War I series, scholars see how war affects soldiers and how this syndrome changes entire countries.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider working with the Psychology Department to go into more depth about post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects
  • Ask scholars to write a reflective journal entry about the effects of war on veterans 
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the video to determine if appropriate for your learning situation

  • Describes shell shock and its treatment in many countries
  • Examines the cause-and-effect relationships between war, psychological issues, and human rights

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