Storm of Steel - Author And Officer Ernst Jünger

Ernst Jünger, one of the most read and debated writers of Germany, may not get much attention in American circles. However, his descriptions of war, detailed in the video, adds context to learners' understanding of the destruction wrought by World War I. Jünger's work is heavily excerpted in an informative video, allowing scholars to evaluate his experiences for themselves.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss Junger's descriptions of war and death to evaluate the destruction of World War I
  • Use as a case study or for research of key figures of the war
Classroom Considerations

  • Graphic descriptions of death and images of dead soldiers
  • References sexually transmitted diseases
  • Video is one part of a larger World War I series
Pros

  • Graphic images stimulate students' curiosity
  • Easy to companion with other pieces in the series for classroom work
Cons

  • None
Common Core