Letters Home

Learning Goals:

Students will develop a better understanding of the war’s impact on individuals both in the frontlines and at home.

Lesson Synopsis:

The teacher will show a slideshow that depicts life in the trenches and read a descriptive letter written by a soldier at the front. This will help students imagine the environment in which the soldier was living. The teacher will then have the students write a letter of their own that is from the perspective of a soldier living in the trenches. The rubric will be provided to the students before they begin to write and the class will go over the expectations before students begin to work independently.

Lesson Plan Category: 
Life as a Soldier