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1 starter activity Click to begin This is a government photo of life in the trenches. Watch the short film clip and make a note of all the things that were different according to soldiers who fought in them. Why are the two views different?
2What was life really like in the trenches? AimsTo find out about conditions in the trenches and why the government thought censorship was necessary
11 Your taskRead the sources your teacher gives you and answer these questions:How similar is the description of a trench in source 1 to the previous diagram?Read sources 2-4. Which source provides the most vivid and accurate account of trench warfare?
12 PlenaryGo onto the BBC history website and have a go at the interactive task which your teacher shows you. The aim is to plan an attack on your enemy’s trenches using the weapons and soldiers available to you. You need to take into account any hazards you may face caused for example, by the weather or the strength of your opponents.
13Letters home. What did soldiers write about in their letters home? Life in the trenchesCensorship
14 Your taskImagine you a re a British soldier writing home to a loved one back in ‘Blighty’. Write about the following things:Daily workHealthFoodLiving conditions
15Success criteria Satisfactory letter Good letter Outstanding Mentions some not all of the following: daily work, health, food, living conditionsMentions all of the key categories, but some in more detail than othersMentions all four factors, but also draws on other evidence, e.g. from the video clip. Writes in the appropriate register.
16Follow-up taskyour letter to a partner, who is a censor for the British government. Highlight in blue any information you would not allow to be sent. This was called ‘blue pencilling’ Insert a comment box explaining why you have blue-pencilled certain sections.