Students combine literature fun, history fun
and critical thinking
in this resource that accompanies the History Channel's
This study packet accompanies the video and information on the History Channel’s website “8 Battlefield Poets of World War I,”
which you can preview at tinyurl.com/gtgcgus.
Poets featured include Wilfred Owen, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon, Alan Seeger, Guillaume Apollinaire, Vera Brittain, August Stramm, and Rupert Brooke.
This 15-page printable
packet includes . . .
• a Note to Teachers
with ideas about how to present this material
• vocabulary and questions
about the introduction paragraph in the online material
• vocabulary and questions about the life and works of eight poets associated with World War I
• “Digging Deeper”
questions for students to use critical thinking skills
to further examine works of the poets
are provided for each section.
This activity is suitable for middle school, high school, homeschool, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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