Life in the Trenches World War One
The Western Front The Western Front – Trench Warfare between Allies (England, France, Belgium) and German forces. Schlieffen plan failed after the battle of the Marne- trench warfare
Trench Warfare Diary Directions: You are to sketch each power point slide. You are to create a very short diary entry/letter home explaining what is happening in the drawing- create a story that details your experiences in the trenches. After each slide write down the short note that is provided (this is testable material) For bonus points you can act out the picture.
You found this map lying around – in a short diary entry or letter describe where you are fighting and what nation you are fighting for. The year is 1916.
Write what life living in a trench must have been like. Food What would you talk about? Hygiene and sanitation Describe your trench
Going Over the Top http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pglTo5Xgkk
Waiting for the attack– see clip for attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJZttzblHFQ&NR=1
In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on rowThat mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce 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 lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies growIn Flanders fields.
The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written after John McCrae witnessed the death, and presided over the funeral, of a friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer. By most accounts it was written in his notebook and later rejected by McCrae. Ripped out of his notebook, it was rescued by a fellow officer, Francis Alexander Scrimger, and later published in Punch magazine Rondeau 15 lines – 2 rhymes It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: A A B B A (2) A A B with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line. Write a Poem that summarizes your experiences in the trenches