These poems and questions help students understand the agony that soldiers experienced during World War I and also the conflicting opinions of that civilians expressed about Britain's involvement in the war.
This product includes:
- Introductory questions for students to consider their opinions about the meaning of patriotism
- Questions for an online slideshow of World War I propaganda posters (link included)
- A chart that prompts students to compare the literary devices and messages of the Rupert Brooke's patriotic poem "The Soldier" to Wilfred Owen's realistic, graphic poem "Dulce et Decorum Est"
- Questions for "Socks" and "War Girls" by propaganda poet Jessie Pope
- Questions for "The Jingo Woman" by anti-war poet Helen Hamilton
- Questions for Wilfred Owen's "Disabled"
The poems are included too.
I also sell this product as part of my discounted World War I Poetry Bundle
, which includes introductory PowerPoint notes and a cumulative creative writing assignment.