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Horrible Great War Workshop

Little in history is as horrible as the Great War. Students will take a guided tour through the horrors of World War 1 by way of Headmaster Galahad and the acclaimed Horrible Histories series: a fun and accessible introduction to one of the most woeful events of the 20th Century. The topic may be horrible, but the end goal is to instill an unbridled love of history and the desire to go forward and explore in-depth even more world events, horrible and otherwise. In and outside the webinars, this class will focus on the stories of the people of the Great War – those who fought in it and those who started. Like all Online G3 history courses, Horrible Great War will empower young learners to learn and employ critical thinking skills and primary source analysis.

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Little in history is as horrible as the Great War. Students will take a guided tour through the horrors of World War 1 by way of Headmaster Galahad and the acclaimed Horrible Histories series: a fun and accessible introduction to one of the most woeful events of the 20th Century. The topic may be horrible, but the end goal is to instill an unbridled love of history and the desire to go forward and explore in-depth even more world events, horrible and otherwise. In and outside the webinars, this class will focus on the stories of the people of the Great War – those who fought in it and those who started. Like all Online G3 history courses, Horrible Great War will empower young learners to learn and employ critical thinking skills and primary source analysis.

This is 6-session early middle school workshop. Bi-weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Links to required books:

The best source for Horrible Books in the United States is Horrible Ray in California. Frightful First World War can also be found in several of the boxed sets available for sale online. It may also be available at your local library. Some books may also be available at your local library. Any edition is acceptable, so if you find an inexpensive used copy, feel free to purchase.  Reading assignments are posted by section, not page number.

Topics Covered

Temp list:
Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Assassination
Nationalism and Propaganda
Life in the Trenches
The German Perspective on the War
The End of the War
and more!

Challenge Level

Appropriate for ages 8 and up. This is a middle school history course open to students who are looking for a fun and accessible entry to the history of the First World War and critical thinking about historical events, people and beliefs.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 1 – 2 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War

Usually Offered

Summer Session

Prerequisites

None. Students must be able to read at the 5th grade level or above (Lexile 780+), and have sufficient typing skills to communicate effectively with classmates in complete sentences.

Available Sessions

Summer 2019 M/W 11am Pacific, Summer 2019 T/TH 12pm Pacific