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Drutz Grade 11 History

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Welcome to Mrs. Drutz's Grade 11 History Page


Dec. 4, 2014: World War One Online Activity


CHT3O – World War One Online Activity

Go to the links found below each of the following headings and complete the activities listed below.


Douglas Haig – “Earl Haig”






Considering General Haig’s decision at the Somme and at Passchendaele, why do you think he is regarded as a hero and later named “Earl” and even has a school in Toronto named after him?


World War One - Trenches

Examine each of these virtual tours of the trenches in World War One.  In order to see the tour you must click on the button that says “Launch Virtual Tour”.  Answer the question listed under each link.


Exterior dugout



Question:  Soldiers lived in the trenches and fought battles from and between them.  How is this style of warfare different or the same from other styles of warfare you may be more familiar with?


Frontline Trench

Trench Map: https://jspivey.wikispaces.com/file/view/trench_map.jpg/32924417/trench_map.jpg



http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_vt_frontline.shtml - requires Quicktime to be installed on the computer.

Question:  How is this trench different from the trench you examined in the link above?


Inside of a dugout


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_vt_dugout_int.shtml - requires Quicktime to be installed.

Question:  This dugout is the interior of an Officers’ dugout.  Up to 20 Soldiers often lived and slept in slightly larger dugouts.  Imagine living in these quarters for weeks and months at a time.  What difficulties do you think soldiers had to deal with?  What would you miss the most from home?


Standing in a trench during a dogfight (airplane battle)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_vt_dogfight.shtml - requires Quicktime to be installed.

Question:  In your opinion, how could the use of airplanes change warfare?


World War One – BBC Movies


Now that you have had an opportunity to examine a soldier’s life in Europe in World War One, what aspect of their life will you most remember?


Additional videos: 

WWI documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHh85xXLmA

Mystery of the Red Baron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U83fBrkqByc

Technology in the war: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NBZsCK6tnU





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