10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.

 

Letter from the Trenches in WWI

 

Project: write a letter home, from the trenches, as if you were a soldier on the Western Front in WWI.  Each paragraph must contain as least 2 facts from each of these sections which were presented in the slide lecture. Underline these facts. Your grade will be based on how well you explain each of these facts, and how realistic your letter is.

 

In the letter you are explaining to someone what the war is all about; the person you are writing to knows nothing about it.

 

Slide 4.1A: Causes of the War

Slide 4.1B: War Breaks Out

Slide 4.1C: Alliances and Fronts of the World

Slide 4.1 D: New Weapons Used in the War

Slide 4.1F: Trench Warfare

 

Because your letter from the trenches must contain so many facts, it should be a long letter, at least 7 paragraphs (minimum, 5 sentences each paragraph).  Its format should be:

 

Appropriate date

Location: Western Front

 

Dear _______

 

Opening paragraph

Body of your letter

Concluding paragraph

 


 

Rubric for Letter from the Trenches in WWI

Attach this to your letter when you hand it in.

 

 

Length

1)      Letter is 7 paragraphs or more

2)      Letter is too short

3)      Paragraphs have at least 5 sentences

4)      Some paragraphs are too short

 

Facts:

1)      Facts are underlined

2)      Facts are not underlined

3)      Facts are explained completely

4)      Facts are not explained completely

5)      Facts are not explained

6)      Some sections are plagiarized

 

Content:

 

1)      Slide 4.1A: Causes of the War: a) Explained well b) Satisfactory explanation

c) Insufficient explanation

2)      Slide 4.1B: War Breaks Out: a) Explained well b) Satisfactory explanation

c) Insufficient explanation

3)      Slide 4.1C: Alliances and Fronts of the World: a) Explained well b) Satisfactory explanation c) Insufficient explanation

4)      Slide 4.1 D: New Weapons Used in the War: a) Explained well b) Satisfactory explanation c) Insufficient explanation

5)      Slide 4.1F: Trench Warfare: a) Explained well b) Satisfactory explanation

 c) Insufficient explanation

 

Realism:

1)      Realistic letter from this time

2)      Letter could be more realistic

 

Format:

1)      Typed

2)      Not typed