Grade Level: 9-12
Duration: One to two class periods
Content Standards: (Revised Standards): Modern World History Course Syllabus. Topic: Achievements and Crises (1900-1945). Content Statements 14 & 15.
Lesson Description: Primary source documents provide unique opportunities for exploring the past. The diary entries from three young people who lived during the World War I used in this activity will provide students a richer view of the past than they can get from just reading their text book.
Sources: Diary entries from Piete Kuhr and Yves Congar can be found in Intimate Voices from the First World War, edited by Svetlana Palmer and Sarah Wallis.