World War I in Photos: Animals at War
"Animals were used in World War I on a scale never before seen - and never again repeated.
Horses by the millions were put in service as cavalry mounts and beasts of burden, but they were not the only animals active in the war.
Mules, dogs, camels, and pigeons all played vital roles, as well as many others - all at great risk, and with heavy cost."
"Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, cats, camels, koalas, even elephants were enlisted for their service in World War I.
While a few were just mascots for the purpose of morale, most were put to work carrying soldiers and equipment.
The British dog pictured here was photographed around 1915, delivering medical supplies to the front lines.
The Atlantic has a collection of 45 photographs of animals in wartime.
Warning: while not overly graphic, a few images contain deceased men or horses."
Bandages retrieved from the kit of a British Dog, ca. 1915.
(Library of Congress)
LESSON PLANS :
First World War Centenary - Tuesday 29 April 2014 by Cécile Clavel, Isabelle Simon
"Projet collaboratif interlangue et interdisciplinaire ainsi que transdisciplinaire. Il s’agit d’apporter un éclairage différent afin de commémorer l’évènement dans le respect de la mémoire de tous les peuples: l’histoire de la guerre vue par les anglais, les américains, les allemands, et les français, du point de vue de l’empire, des femmes, la neutralité des espagnols, vision de la guerre dans la littérature… autour d’un tronc commun qui s’articulera sur les connaissances du programme d’histoire-géographie et sur les compétences du socle."
Britain and World War One (DNL) - séquence pédagogique
"During World War One, posters were used to efficiently convey messages to the people of England and the empire.
They expressed the violence of the war, its global nature, the need for recruits and funds to sustain the war effort..."
- The Beginnings of World War 1 - a lesson plan with worksheets
"Today in class we are starting World War 1. It's important for us to know "WHY" this war happened before we discuss then events during the war. In class Monday we are breaking down the main causes of the war (there are 4) as well as the spark that lit Europe and the rest of the world into war."