Over the Top” Trench Warfare Interactive Story and Trench Letter Project Instructions Directions



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Over the Top” Trench Warfare Interactive Story and Trench Letter Project Instructions

*Directions: Follow the step by step instructions on how to navigate the Canadian War Museum game “Over the Top”. You will report on your trench warfare experiences by writing a detailed friendly letter created from the WWI time period. The story is told from the view point of a Canadian soldier. U.S. doughboys had similar experiences. Your letter should be written by a U.S. soldier. Remember: The U.S. was only involved from April 16, 1917 – November 11, 1918. A total of 585 days.
Let’s get started… Have fun, read the story thoroughly!
Part I – Reading the story “Over the Top”. Choose your own destiny. Your goal is to stay alive and return home to your loved one/s. Good Luck!
1. Go to rhnet.org

2. Under quick links, on the left, click on “Classroom Pages”

3. Under searching for a specific teacher type Claeys in the box and click on search

4. Click on Pamela Claeys’ Site

5. Under navigation in the top left, click on “Resources”

6. Click on “Trench Warfare Story: Choosing your own Destiny”

7. You will see the Games & Fun page for the Canadian War Museum

8. Read the Introduction for Over the Top and Interactive Adventure

9. Click on “Begin Your Adventure”

10. Fill in the information boxes and click “Begin Adventure”


Part II – Writing Your Trench Letter using the Letter Generator

1. Complete the attached planning sheet

2. Go to rhnet.org

3. Under quick links, on the left, click on “Classroom Pages”

4. Under searching for a specific teacher type Claeys in the box and click on search

5. Click on Pamela Claeys’ Site

6. Under navigation in the top left, click on “Resources”

7. Click on “Letter Generator”

8. Follow the directions on the template

9. Type in your name and click “Next”

10. Read “A Letter for You” then click on “See Parts of a Letter”

11. Choose to write a “Friendly Letter”

12. Using the information from your planning sheet, fill in the blanks of the letter generator. Be historically accurate for the WWI time period – U.S. involvement.

13. ONLY USE THE SIMPLE OR NO BORDER CHOICES!!!

*When you are finished with the letter, proof read and print!


Name:_______________________

Class:______________
Address (can be fake)

House Number:______ Street:____________________

City:_____________________ State:_________________ Zip Code:_____________
Date (April 16, 1917 - November 11, 1918): _______________
Who are you writing to? __________________________
Body

Give a little background of what war you are fighting and why:

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Write at least 5 descriptions of living and fighting in the trenches during WWI (example: your job, what you see, what your day-to-day life is like)

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What do you hope will happen as a soldier of WWI?


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