Lesson Plan

Trench Warfare in World War I

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Class members engage in an experiential activity and research topics related to the exercise to gain a deeper understanding of the conditions in the trenches during World War I. A potent and thought-provoking activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include a reading of Wilfred Owen's poem, "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
Classroom Considerations
  • The simulation is a powerful experience and needs to be debriefed entirely
  • The images include a horrific photo of a gangrene foot
  • The packet includes detailed directions for the exercise, research topics, and images that can be projected during the activity
  • None
Common Core