Are you teaching World War I, and looking for ways to have your students analyze primary sources? Maybe you're hoping to have your students gain a better understanding of trench warfare? Check out this low prep activity for you that covers both of those very things.
This classroom based learning activity will get your students out of their seats. This activity is set up similar to a museum or gallery. Students will view primary source images from World War 1 organized by topic. These images with captions are arranged around the classroom. Students rotate through stations, and record data to reach a conclusion regarding the overarching question of "What was life like for a soldier on the front lines of World War I?"
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A student packet is included for recording data and writing a final conclusion essay. The set up for this activity is very minimal, and I've organized everything to make printing a breeze!
Students will view 33 images with captions on the following topics:
- Trench Warfare
- Chemical Warfare
- Tank Warfare
- Stormtroopers & Flamethrowers
All of these images and captions are designed so that students use higher level thinking skills to reach the answer to the overarching question of "What was life like for a soldier on the front lines of World War I?" Students will record their findings and will share with the class at the conclusion of the activity.
You can view even more details of this resource, including student packet, here.