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BELLWORK 1. What were the two sides of WWI? 2. Describe the two types of nationalism that were present during WWI. 3. Who was Gavrilo Princip? What was.

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1 BELLWORK 1. What were the two sides of WWI? 2. Describe the two types of nationalism that were present during WWI. 3. Who was Gavrilo Princip? What was his ultimate political goal? 4. What is a stalemate? 5. THINKER: In your opinion, do you think it is acceptable to use chemicals when fighting a war? Explain your position! (Ex: poison, mustard/tear gas).

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6 Trench Warfare Both sides would dig elaborate trenches facing each other. Both sides would dig elaborate trenches facing each other. Result would be a stalemate situation- both sides stuck, neither able to attack because the other can defend so well. Result would be a stalemate situation- both sides stuck, neither able to attack because the other can defend so well. Men would charge across open fields rushing to the opposing side & be cut down with machine gun fire. Men would charge across open fields rushing to the opposing side & be cut down with machine gun fire.

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12 The Christmas Truce December 24 th, December 24 th, Both sides- German & French/British stopped for the night. Both sides- German & French/British stopped for the night. Men went across No Man’s Land and exchanged small gifts- whisky, jam, cigars, chocolate. Men went across No Man’s Land and exchanged small gifts- whisky, jam, cigars, chocolate. Sung Christmas carols across from the trenches to one another. Sung Christmas carols across from the trenches to one another.

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15 Dulce Et Decorum Est We are now going to read a poem written by Wilfred Owen called Dulce Et Decorum Est. We are now going to read a poem written by Wilfred Owen called Dulce Et Decorum Est. It is about a British soldier in WWI and all of the hardships he had to face on the battlefront. It is about a British soldier in WWI and all of the hardships he had to face on the battlefront. Follow along as I read and be ready to answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Follow along as I read and be ready to answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper.

16 Dulce Et Decorum Est Questions 1. What is the overall subject/meaning of the poem? Be sure to provide specific details. 2. What are the images that are created in your mind? What words or lines help you picture these images? 3. What message is the author trying to convey about war? 4. What about the poem tells you what message the author is trying to convey? 5. After reading this, how do you feel about war? If you were alive during the time, do you think you would serve in WWI?

17 The Christmas Truce Video This video follows the history of trench warfare and the truce between British and German soldiers on Christmas. This video follows the history of trench warfare and the truce between British and German soldiers on Christmas. Follow along and answer all the questions! Follow along and answer all the questions! Math Worksheet: Life in the Trenches Math Worksheet: Life in the Trenches

18 Trench Warfare Simulation We are going to (crudely) recreate the sensation of trench warfare. We are going to (crudely) recreate the sensation of trench warfare. Open up your imagination to the horror and reality men dealt with during this conflict. Open up your imagination to the horror and reality men dealt with during this conflict. First, let us prepare some projectiles First, let us prepare some projectiles

19 Trench Warfare Rules Although there were no rules in WWI trench warfare – our recreation of trench warfare DOES have rules Although there were no rules in WWI trench warfare – our recreation of trench warfare DOES have rules 1. You are ONLY using paper projectiles. (no chairs, pencils, books, etc.) 2. The desks must be stacked safely 3. Once you are hit……. You are dead – no more fighting 4. Whenever you hear my whistle – you must STOP firing

20 Trench Warfare- A Letter Home While at war in the trenches, many men wrote home to loved ones of the horrors they faced in the war. While at war in the trenches, many men wrote home to loved ones of the horrors they faced in the war. You are to reflect and imagine yourself in this situation. You are to reflect and imagine yourself in this situation. Write a 3/4 page letter home to a loved one about your experience in WWI trenches. Write a 3/4 page letter home to a loved one about your experience in WWI trenches. You must use at least 4 terms we have talked about today. (EX: mustard gas, trench, no mans land, stalemate, Allies, Central Powers) You must use at least 4 terms we have talked about today. (EX: mustard gas, trench, no mans land, stalemate, Allies, Central Powers)

21 “America at War” Video You are now going to watch the history channel episode “The Death of Glory” from the series “America at War.” You are now going to watch the history channel episode “The Death of Glory” from the series “America at War.” This episode starts from the very beginning of WWI and demonstrates how the complex web of alliances get European countries into war. This episode starts from the very beginning of WWI and demonstrates how the complex web of alliances get European countries into war. It focuses specifically on European fighting and the strategies of each country. It focuses specifically on European fighting and the strategies of each country. Answer the 15 questions on your own sheet of paper! Answer the 15 questions on your own sheet of paper!


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