The First World War Complete Unit

A comprehensive unit of work covering many aspects of World War 1. Many activities to teach essential source and writing skills as well as dozens of unique literacy activities.

( Note - new WW1 Beginnings eBook and *Weapons and Warfare" are updated versions that overlap some of the older files.

Basic contents : Key word activities, the causes of the war, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, The Schlieffen Plan, trench defend and attack strategies / games, who was to blame?, life in the trenches sources and writing exercise, propaganda, the theaters of war outside Europe, The Battle Of The Somme, Why Did The USA Enter The War? Why did the Soviet Union leave? animals in wartime including debate activity, airplanes, fully resourced investigation : Haig, Hero Butcher or Bungler, crossword and other review puzzles and timeline activities, comprehensive end of unit assessment.

Skills : source analysis and evaluation, extended writing, cartoon interpretation, questioning photographic evidence, empathy letter writing exercise frames.

Includes Teaching Guide / Ideas / Web Links.

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  • WW1-Powerpoint-September-2018-.pptx
  • Haig-on-Trial-2016.pdf
  • WW1-Review-Quiz-Dec-2014-Full.pptx
  • PPT-Review-WW1-template-2015.pdf
  • Weapons-and-Warfare-2019.pdf
  • Crisis-In-Europe-Full-Activity-2019--.pdf
  • WW1-Causes-Quiz-TES-Version-2019-.pdf
  • TES--WW1-Beginnings-2020.pdf

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Created: Feb 12, 2015

Updated: Aug 22, 2020


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