The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen

Now a legend, Manfred von Richtofen was the original Flying Ace. The Red Baron eventually was shot down by the Allies, but not before the German pilot revolutionized warfare with his circus-like stunts. An informative video biography helps your learners consider how technology changed during the Great War and gave birth to this almost mythical figure.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer video as research on changing technology during World War I
  • After viewing the biography. discuss the role of aviation in warfare during the Great War 
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the Who Did What in World War I? video series
  • Assumes background knowledge of the causes and alliances of the Great War
Pros

  • Engaging narrator and photos intrigue viewers
  • Video is short and easily adaptable to a number of classroom activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core