Guthriegabs About the Christmas Truce of World War One (WWI)

Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(412)
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.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
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 Offered
Students are provided with a reflective writing assignment.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
A Kahoot! review is provided after class.
Grades Offered
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

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Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(412)
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... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
2-6 learners per class

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