ERIC Number: ED423208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Great War. [Teaching Materials].
Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
This package of teaching materials is intended to accompany an eight-part film series entitled "The Great War" (i.e., World War I), produced for public television. The package consists of a "teacher's guide,""video segment index,""student resource" materials, and approximately 40 large photographs. The video series is not a war story of battles, soldiers, troop movements, although some of these are included. Rather, the series captures the people in their roles, lives, feelings, thoughts, ambitions, hopes and experiences. The teacher's guide and the accompanying student materials are designed to provide the context and guidance to help both teachers and students understand what World War I was like and what it meant to those affected by it. The videos are a series of eight, 60-minute productions that include actual period film footage, photographs, and other primary sources. Also included are quotes from and interviews with people associated with this conflict and present-day historians. The curriculum package includes eight instructional models, each of which contains the following elements: concepts and themes; key generalizations and ideas; student learning expectations; background discussion; chapter overviews and background; lesson plan suggestions; enrichment activities; additional post-viewing questions; and reproducible student resource worksheets. Included along with the curriculum package is a time line poster, period posters, and period photographs. (RJC)
Descriptors: European History, North American History, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, War, World History, World War I
PBS Video, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698; telephone: 800-344-3337.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
Note: Posters not included with ERIC copy.