Conditions of World War I. World War I – Let’s Review !. What were the four long-term causes of World War I? What was the “spark” that set off World War I?. Perception of War. What game(s) do most youth associate with war today?. What war looks like in Mr. Ziegler’s World.
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What game(s) do most youth associate with war today?
What war looks like in Mr. Ziegler’s World.
World War I was nothing like this …
World War I became a “stalemate” as it became obvious that neither side would gain a quick victory … and both sides “dug in” resulting in Trench Warfare.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Due: Friday February 14th, 2014
What: A letter home from the perspective of a soldier in World War I (Could also be a series of letters home)
A poem about World War I
Requirements: Typed -12’ Font or written in Ink
Points Possible: 20
The machine gun (a gun that can be repeatedly fired without loading each time) increased the danger of going “over the top”.
A Machine Gun
1st made of empty bottles.
American soldiers- many of whom had played baseball- introduced more accurate ways of throwing them.
First chlorine, and later mustard gas were used- choking soldiers and burning their skin.
The Gas mask developed to counter this.
Airplanes are 1st used in World War I- are used in trench warfare to scout the position of enemy lines.
It is later in the war when machine guns are mounted to planes and zeppelins- giant blimps- are used to drop bombs on the enemy.
Tanks were first used in World War I with mixed – mostly negative – results.
Many broke down
Tanks traveled at a “walking pace” at best.