Maybe your 4th Grade Social Studies text book only has two paragraphs on World War 1. But you want your students to know more about this cataclysmic event in world history. Maybe not dates and major players and specific battles, but just a feel for the kind of war it was and how it changed the history of warfare. My slide show - “World War I for 4th Graders” - provides not only information about turn of the century warfare, but also some interesting and offbeat facts that will spark their interest and make them remember the war as they study it in the upper grades. If you’d like to give extra information to your students as you progress through the slides, I’ve provided additional details in a 5-page PDF download. The 31 slides in this show carry students through:
Animals Used in Warfare
Women’s Part in War
After each of these sections, a question is posed asking students to describe one weapon, one aspect of trench warfare, the advantages/disadvantages of using animals, or a kind of woman’s job they might have performed. A PDF of the worksheet with these questions is included so students can answer them as you pause the slide show. This download is available in both Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint. If you’re interested in a deeper, more detailed look at The Great War, check out my product: World War I - 4 Slideshows.
World War 1 for 4th Graders
by Diane Yale-Peabody
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License