The British Uniforms of World War 1

The traditional bright red British soldiers' coats evolved into very different uniforms by World War I. A short video includes displays the redesign of the uniforms and badges, as well as the rationale for the new types of sleeves. Primary source images and interesting narration keep the content informative and fresh.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign scholars to draw or describe the evolution of British uniforms as a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • One installment of the Technology and Warfare in World War I series
  • Builds media literacy skills
  • Describes the uniforms in vivid detail  and how technology changed them
  • None
Common Core