Mini-lessons are a good way to build yourself into this assignment. Students are reflecting on the living conditions in the trenches during WWI, so they will need context before attempting this assignment.
A great assignment for June to get the students involved in discussing what war might've been like for the Canadian soldiers. Project-based learning is something that works well in June and this assignment is easy to roll out for the students. The outcomes match the NS curriculum guides.
Students can use Chromebooks to look up information about the trenches to include in their work. I've done this with my classes and, including research, it takes them about 3 hours to complete - which is basically the amount of Social Studies time available in one week. Students love the assignment.