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The Impact of the Great War on Youth

Children during World War I

Lesson Plan

Grade Level:



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.


Created by Terry Mulgrew