World War One (WWI) Excitement vs. Reality of War - Sources / Critical Reading and Discussion Guide with Key - This 12 page World War One (WWI) resource contains two primary sources related to World War One and the excitement that existed for the war among Europeans in 1914. First it contains a reading on the Excitement of War by Stefan Zweig in 1914 and then a reading on the Realties of War by Erich Maria Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front). Both are fantastic primary sources for having your students learn about World War One (WWI). Each reading comes with a detailed critical reading guide for students in order to facilitate a deep reading of the primary sources. The critical reading guide consists of a series of questions as well as instructions for students to highlight and make notes in regards to the primary sources.
As well, the resources comes with a detailed discussion guide for the teacher to facilitate a class discussion on the main ideas from each source. The discussion guide focuses on having students critically analyze the primary sources in relation to the excitement vs. the reality of World War One (WWI). Overall, the resource includes a detailed teachers key and overview for assessment and discussion.
This is a fantastic tool for fostering critical thinking and classroom discussion as well as using primary sources in the classroom! It will make a great addition to your classroom when learning about World War One (WWI)!