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Teaching Friday essay: the Battle of the Somme and the death of martial glory

Friday essay: the Battle of the Somme and the death of martial glory

At exactly 7.30 in the morning, 100 years ago today, thousands of British soldiers went “over the top” towards enemy lines in the lowlands surrounding the French river Somme.

Matthew Sharpe, Associate Professor in Philosophy, Deakin University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why is the Battle of Somme considered a significant moment in World War I?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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