What was life like in the trenches?

For teaching 11-14s WW1.

What was life like in the trenches? Whole lesson plus resources included. Students start with a key word-description match up, and also look at two letters by Richard Smethurst in the trenches, analysing them for key details.

The main part of the lesson gets students to make notes/mind-map on life in the trenches using carefully selected videos (mostly Dan Snow’s fantastic WW1 Uncut series) and then writing a trench letter.

Please review if you purchase, and take a look at my other WW1 lessons and resources.

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Created: Oct 21, 2019

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