Project-Based Learning Resources

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Issue 3.6

The Great War-Overview

Overview-The Great War Project-based Learning Resources

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10/05/2018
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Activity 1: The Great War

Activitity 1 : Reading the text: The purpose of this activity is to encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Angel of Mons’. The activity involves training children in the four reading behaviours – clarifying, questioning, summarising and predicting.'The Angel of Mons@ text is needed for this activity.

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16/05/2018
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Activity 1: The Great War Part 2

Activity 1: The Angel of Mons Text

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16/05/2018
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Activity 2: The Path to War

Activity 2: The Path to War- Students identify events leading to the Great War and determine which causes were the most/least important

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16/05/2018
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Activity 3: Timeline of the Great War

Activity 3 : Students create a timeline, covering events leading up to and during the Great War.

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16/05/2018
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Activity 4: Propaganda research exercise

Activity4: Students use research skills to identify the purpose of propaganda and create a propaganda poster.

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16/05/2018
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Activity 5: The sinking of the Lusitania

Activity 5: In this activity, students use research skills to identify the significance of the sinking of the Lusitania and write a descriptive account of the disaster.

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16/05/2018
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Activity 6: The trenches

Activity 6: This activity is made up of two parts. In the first, students use a range of research and resources to write diary entries and letters home from the trenches. The second section of this activity has students solving a number of mathematical problems relating to the trenches.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 7A: Gas attack

Activity 7A: This activity is divided into a series of mini-activities. First of all, students gain a bit of background knowledge about the use of gas as a weapon during WW1 and the impact on the soldiers it was used against.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 7b : The ethics of chemical warfare

Activity 7B: In this activity, students conduct a P4C enquiry based upon a question raised by the pupils related to the use of gas in WW1.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 8 : Helping the wounded

Actiity 8 :This is a research task, focusing on advances in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic limbs during and soon after the First World War. Students create a powerpoint to present their research.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 9 :Spies

Activity 9 : In this activity, students research the link between 11 names, writing up a brief report of the events surrounding each person’s demise. The activity culminates with students drawing and justifying their conclusions as to the justness of each person’s fate.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 10:Armistice

Activity 10: Students investigate the end of the Great War and the armistice, and its impact on Germany and the rest of Europe, drawing conclusions and presenting their findings.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 11:Shot at dawn

Activity 11: Students use the text provided and their own research to write an argument either for or against pardoning the men who were executed for cowardice during WW1.

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17/05/2018
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Activity12: Statistics from the Great War

Activity 12 :Students read and use data from World War I to produce comparative graphs.

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17/05/2018
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Activity 13 : Creating a culturegram

Activity 13: Students create a culturegram (an image bank) about the lives of people in 1914. They then examine each others’ culturegrams, making observations about life during that time period from the images their classmates have found and noting questions they think of that can be explored further.

Date:
17/05/2018
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