Forty Maps Explaining WWI
Preview: Students will view the opening of Joyeux Noel and discuss the French, British and German children's point of view and how propaganda encouraged hate even among children.
Direct Instruction: Ms. Mac and students will share read paragraphs on the forty maps that give an overview of World War I. Note some of the videos to supplement the maps.
Day 1: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Day 2: Battle of the Marne/Tannenberg and German Submarine Warfare
Day 3: Gallipoli and Battle of Verdun
Day 4: TE Lawrence (also view Lawrence of Arabia trailer) and Trench Warfare (See also "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" intro chapter)
Sinking of the Lusitania and War Propaganda
Preview: Ms. Mac will review Map 13 on "German Submarine Warfare."
Small Group Activity: In groups of six, students will answer eight questions from twenty-five primary and secondary sources on the Sinking of the Lusitania.
Large Group Share: The class will discuss each question.
You may choose one of three subjects on World War I to write a four paragraph expository essay weaving an image, a song, or a piece of literature from World War I.
Battle of Verdun
THESIS: The heavy metal band, Sabaton, accurately reflects the Battle of Verdun in their lyrics.
Battle of Verdun by THE GREAT WAR
THESIS: Poets, Issac Rosenberg and John McCrae, accurately reflects the conditions of trench warfare.
Trench Warfare by THE GREAT WAR
In Flanders Field sung by choir SABATON
York and the 82nd
THESIS: The heavy metal band, Sabaton, accurately reflects the heroism of Alvin York.
Alvin York and the 82nd by THE GREAT WAR
82nd All the Way by Sabaton