Free TRENCH WARFARE Activity
CREATE AN ENGAGING CLASSROOM WITH THE TRENCH WARFARE GAME
This trench warfare game engages students in a hands on way, to the phrases: "Trench Warfare" and "No Man's Land".
These may seem like boring vocabulary words to most students, but they'll mean something more to your students, as they face the daunting task of trying to brake the stalemate on the Western Front.
Students will Problem Solve and Develop Strategy as how to break through each others lines. In the end, they'll realize that the Western Front punished the side on the offensive. Sending waves of men into blistering machine gun fire was pure insanity.
There are two ways you can use the Trench Warfare Game.
A. You can do it as a class by naming a couple students as generals and showing it on a projector.
B. In a 1 to 1 laptop or computer lab situation:
1. Divide students into groups of two.
2. Provide The Western Front Map and Battle Calculator for every group
1. Allow students to feel the frustration and futility of offensives on the Western Front.
2. Show students why the Western Front became a “stalemate”.