After yesterday’s trip to the Shrine and our preliminary research you should have a good understanding of:
- why Australian’s fought in WWI
- how war was perceived at the time
- our first theatre of war
Today we are going to explore trench warfare through playing the flash game Warfare 1917.
Play the game through a few times. You will be assigned to the British side and be given certain objectives each mission.
Before you begin:
- Open a Word Document, and write a short paragraph outlining your understanding of trench warfare, including conditions, tactics and anything else you might know.
- Play the game, recording your vital statistics at the end of each round.
After you have played, follow this link on trench warfare conditions to round out your knowledge, chose three of the following questions and write a short response (2-3 sentences) for each:
- Were your soldiers 100% safe at anytime during the game?
- Why are trenches important?
- What part of the trench warfare experience is missing from this game?
- What upgrades did your choose, and why?
- Did the tactics become frustrating? Why?
- What was the deadliest weapon? Why?
When you have completed your reflection, post your thoughts on this blog. I will be looking to make sure this is done, so if you do not have time this class, you must post by Sunday 24 March 5pm.
On completing this task, please watch this short clip showing conditions on the Western Front. Please be aware that there may be some images you find disturbing.