Stormtrooper - German Special Forces of WW1

Here's a crazy requirement: The German high command required members of new trench-fighting battalions to be under 25 and single. An engaging video compares the German viewpoint and their tactical position to that of other countries during World War I. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a graphic organizer for scholars to record the different tactics used by the German Special Forces 
Classroom Considerations
  • One piece of a larger Technology and Warfare in World War I series 
  • Includes some sensitive topics
Pros
  • Uses primary source video, including some with sound, which helps pupils relate to the real-life scenarios and events for German Special Forces during World War I
  • Makes connections to events in World War I with an understanding of German stormtroopers
Cons
  • None
Common Core