1916 Western Front Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will delve into the pivotal events of 1916 during World War One, exploring the major battles such as Verdun, the Somme, Pozieres, and Fromelles, and understanding their significance in the broader context of the war. They will also examine the evolution of military tactics, the introduction of new technologies, and the profound human costs associated with trench warfare during this transformative year. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet:

1916 Battles Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions while reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of this research worksheet and use the internet to fill in the table.

1916 Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below: 

Battles of 1916 Viewing Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions by watching the documentary below:

Test your learning

Extension activities

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