Monday, March 1, 2010

Week of March 1

Checked Journal Entry #4 and any remaining simulation w/s from yesterday.
Read and discussed two w/s: Life in the Trenches and Waterlogged Trenches.
No journal entry tonight. Just answer questions 1, 2, and 3 from the Life in the Trenches w/s. Write complete sentences for #2 and #3. Use the larger diagrams on the last two pages to help answer the questions.

Students engaged in a another simulation of trench warfare during WWI, this time going over the top. Part of the activity included finding the definitions of terms related to WWI trench warfare.
Journal Entry #4. Include information learned from today's simulation.

Early Release Day - Special Schedule

Students engaged in a simulation of trench warfare during WWI and had to decide, as a commander, which technologies (tanks, machine guns, Zeppelins, etc.) to implement when faced with four scenarios. For each mission, students wrote down (bullets) what worked, what did not work, what the outcome was, and what they learned (about fighting in the trenches with the technologies available to them).
Journal Entry #3. Include information learned from the simulation in the trenches.

Checked Journal Entry #1 and blue w/s (Dates and Events).
Handout with names from Germany, France, Britain, and Russia, which can be used in the journal entries.
Watched brief video covering European countries mobilizing (Strachan ~ 0-32:47 from Under the Eagle).
Journal Entry #2. Write a journal entry or letter as a soldier from a European country that is at war. See journal entry guidelines at the top of this post. The entry should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a page in length.