“War Is Hell. We Know it Now.” American Soldiers in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Understanding the soldier's experiences during World War I sometimes takes a newscast. Learners see the importance of understanding multiple points of view with a newscast project surrounding the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Compare and contrast activities along with the group activity also help develop critical thinking skills. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the first day's procedure as homework 
  • Ask other small groups to take notes during presentation time
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some lesson prep work
  • Enables the growth of skills with primary and secondary sources
  • Provides methods to extend learning
  • Collaborative activities teach pupils important social skills
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