Guthriegabs About the Christmas Truce of World War One (WWI)
Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
This one-time class gives an overview of the ceasefire between German and British troops during WWI in the winter of 1914, more commonly known as The Christmas Truce.
US Grade 6 - 8
Did you know that during World War One there was a temporary ceasefire? Let's get together to learn more about the details of this unique event, what is known to historians as, The Christmas Truce. Learn how this ceasefire occurred, the events during the truce, and when it ended. At the start of class, we will review the background of World War I and the Allied and Central Powers, as well as the technology of the war. As a teacher, my goal is always for students to understand the...
Students will be able to explain the story of the Christmas Truce. Students will sequence the events of the Christmas Truce. Students will list the nations involved in the truce.
I have been a lead teacher of history and presented at the regional level. I have traveled to the battlefields of World War I in Belgium and France to study historical events.
Homework OfferedStudents are provided with a reflective writing assignment.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedA Kahoot! review is provided after class.
Students may want to take notes during class. A handout will be provided for guided notes.
This class is about WWI; and while the Christmas Truce is not violent, the war was and the subject of casualties may be brought up by students. My focus for this lesson is this one peaceful event, a ceasefire. As a history teacher, my goal is to tell both sides of the story, and in this story, both sides are winners. This class does not teach about the Christian holiday of Christmas. The event occurred during the holiday of Christmas for the fighting troops and is known to historians as, The Christmas Truce.
Imperial War Museum
Meet the teacher
I believe that students need to see the personal side of the world. When students begin to see a unique story in a history or science lesson, they become engaged and learn. Learners need to see the relevance of what they learn. Then, they...
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Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class
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