Setting the Scene
Demonstrate your understanding of WWI and trench warfare by imagining yourself as a soldier fighting in WWI.
You have just received orders you will be "going over the top" and attacking the enemy trench the following morning.
Write a letter to a loved one explaining what you have experienced in the Great War.
Your letter should be approximately three pages long, be hand-written, and sincere.
Authenticity: The letter should sound authentic and believable as if it were written in 1914-1918 by a solider at war.
Accuracy: Identify, explain, and synthesize a specific battle you are fighting in. Make sure you research the battle!
Explanatory: Explain in your letter WHY he joined the war and what he is fighting for.
Geography: Include a hand-drawn, clear map of where you are located and who you are fighting with and against.
Technlogy: Describe the type of equipment you have on you as you brace yourself for battle.
Primary Source Evidence: You must use information from the readings and write descriptively about life in the trenches.