This is a lesson from a scheme of work covering the First World War. During this lesson, pupils will use a variety of different sources to investigate and make judgements about the conditions in the trenches.
This lesson was designed for a year 9/KS3 class but could be easily adapted for other classes or levels.
The lesson is ready to teach and the power point contains all the resources required.
During the lesson pupils will complete the following activities:
* Complete a true or false activity about some of the myths about the First World War - Watch video to reinforce learning.
* Briefly look at the Von Schlieffen plan plan and how it led to the development of trenches - Watch video to reinforce learning.
* Pupils are presented with an opinion stating that conditions in the trenches were good. They will then consider a number of slides covering aspects of the trenches such as rats, lice, trench foot, food, equipment and they must find evidence to support or contradict the opinion. (This could be completed as a gallery task)
*Complete a written task (writing frame provided) using evidence to respond to the opinion.
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