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Life in the Trenches Unit 4 Standard 10.5.4 Today’s Activity: Experiencing Trench Warfare Please take out your History folder and a writing utensil Place.

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2 Life in the Trenches Unit 4 Standard

3 Today’s Activity: Experiencing Trench Warfare Please take out your History folder and a writing utensil Place backpack against the wall and sit on the floor in a “trench” Sit quietly and wait for instructions Standard Understand the nature of the war and its human costs (military and civilian) on all sides of the conflict, including how colonial peoples contributed to the war effort.

4 Please sit QUIETLY on the floor The classroom has been transformed into a battlefield on the Western Front. You will assume the roles of soldiers fighting in the trenches during World War I. If you are on the right side of the classroom (near my desk) you are to assume you are a German soldier. If you are on the left, you are to pretend you are an Allied soldier. You should behave as if you are soldiers on the Western front.

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6 Fear of Anticipation

7 First Bombardment

8 Surviving a Gas Attack

9 Daily Life

10 Dealing with Boredom and Cramped Living Quarters

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23 Found Poem The Dead Youth Humanity We shoot it all to pieces Death cuts into my soul War destroyed my compassion War destroyed my soul There is no honor here What are we doing? Our thought burst in our hearts And we lose our minds Killing and dying and killing and dying We count the faces of the dead


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