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.