Lesson Plan

War Horse and WWI Poetry

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Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library. As part of their study of War Horse individuals create an anthology of World War I poetry. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Check the official London website, War House on Stage, for additional information on the book, play, and other resources
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed to accompany a reading of, or a viewing of War Horse, the activities can stand alone as a study of World War I poetry
  • Spielberg's film version of War Horse can be rented or purchased through Hulu Plus
  • The five-page packet includes links to poetry sites, the full text of several poems, a list of sample themes, and detailed suggestions for how to approach the discussion of the poems
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