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Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit



Total Pages: 39 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: N/A
File Size: 14 MB
File Type: PDF

Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit

Immerse your middle school students in the captivating story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 with this engaging and educational media analysis unit. This Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit is designed to transport students back in time to the trenches of the First World War, where British and German troops forged an extraordinary truce during the holiday season.

Through a rich blend of multimedia materials, including reader’s theatre, videos, and songs, students will gain a deep and nuanced understanding of this remarkable historical event.

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What’s Inside:

  • Lesson 1: Historical Context – Lay the foundation by exploring the historical background of the First World War and the events leading up to the truce.
  • Lesson 2: Videos + Writing Assessment – Bring history to life with captivating videos and inspire reflection through thought-provoking questions.
  • Lesson 3: Reader’s Theatre Script + Oral Reading Assessment – Dive into the trenches with a gripping reader’s theatre script, having students present their reading to the class to boost their speaking skills.
  • Lesson 4: Song Lyric Interpretation + Media Literacy Reflection Assessment – Explore the power of music in history and enhance media literacy skills through song lyrics.
  • Lesson 5: Student Self-Reflection – Students will write a letter to their teacher explaining the new learning they gained from this unit.

Resource Includes:

✅ 5 Lessons
✅ Teacher Instructions
✅ Reader’s Theatre Script
✅ Analysis Tasks
✅ Answer Keys
✅ Assessment Options
✅ Print & Digital Formats

Versatile Applications:

This resource isn’t confined to one subject. It can be seamlessly integrated into both English Language Arts and History classes, making it a valuable addition to your curriculum.

Convenience is Key:

Available in both print and digital formats, this resource is designed to fit your teaching style and your students’ needs. This resource requires reliable internet access, and you’re ready to embark on a memorable educational journey.

Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit – Teacher Feedback:

  1. “Thank you so much for this! What a great short unit for this last week before the break! I was looking for something a little different this week but still structured and relevant. This is perfect.”
  2. “I used this the week before Christmas break. The students really enjoyed it. That ad – what a gem! Thanks for a very engaging week-long activity that kept my kids’ attention during a crazy week! The assessments were very easy to mark after as well. I enjoyed reading my students’ personal reflections about the various media types – they definitely gave the categories some honest comments!”
  3. “Very clear and thorough set to give students some multimedia lessons! I like that it has multiple modes of learning (speaking, listening, reading, etc.) and that it would be easy for an ELA or Social Studies teacher to use (and assess).”
  4. “This is a great activity to do before break. Engaging, cross-curricular and relevant. A nice way to sneak in some more media before reports too! I love everything from this seller, highly recommend anything she makes! Thank you for sharing your skills, Kristy!”

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to captivate your middle school students with the inspiring story of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

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The Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit is also found in the Middle School Christmas Activities Bundle. Keep your students engaged and learning even during the excitement of the holiday season! With this Middle School Christmas Activities Bundle, students will enjoy a variety of holiday-themed lessons while continuing to work on and reinforce their reading and writing skills.

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