World War One (Life in the Trenches) Source Analysis - This 16 page package includes 5 engaging and informative yet short primary sources about life in the trenches during World War One (WWI) The sources truly capture the realities of the conditions in the trenches during World War One (WWI).
The packages also includes a range of activities related to the primary sources. Included the teacher will find a set of 15 comprehension and analysis questions that requires students to think critically in order to develop their ideas in relation to life in the trenches for soldiers during World War One. The questions come with a detailed teacher key.
The package also includes a writing assignment related to life in the trenches during World War One. The teacher will find a writing assignment that requires students to develop a perspective and utilize historical evidence related to the events of trench warfare during World War One. The assignment involves writing a letter from the perspective of a soldier who would have been living and fighting in the trenches. A teacher key and marking rubric are included in the package for the assignment.
Topics covered related to World War One include: shell shock, rats and lice in the trenches, no man's land, trench foot, etc.
The primary sources and activities makes for an excellent homework or in-class reading activity to bring the events of trench warfare in World War One! Can also work as a great substitute teaching plan.