If you are a history teacher in Canada, two times a year you can request from the Canadian War Museum the "Supply Line" trunk of World War 1 artifacts. This activity is meant to work with that trunk of artifacts.
This is an activity that will encourage students to use their critical thinking skills in order to assess which of the stories are "fact" and which are "fiction." This activity is great for developing students' ability to analyse primary sources, in particular artifacts. They must look at the stories and compare it to the real life objects provided in the trunk from the Canadian War Museum and make decisions through the clues that are provided.
The "fact" portion was derived and edited from the item backgrounders provided by the War Museum and the "fiction" portion were made up by me to sound relatively plausible in order to encourage the students to critically analyse the items. This activity works best if the students are working in groups.
In order for this activity to work, you must have ordered the CWM's Supply Line trunk as it requires the items that they provide in it. I believe the items are generally the same in each of the trunks that travels across Canada, so the activity should work regardless of what trunk you are assigned.
While it was created for my grade 10 Canadian history class, I'm certain it could be easily used in any junior or intermediate class as well as any senior level history class.