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Activity Overview

When studying WWI, it's important for students to understand the significance on a global scale. In this activity, students will create a spider map highlighting significant statistics relating to the war. Students can use the "Infographics" section of the Storyboard Creator to help them create their projects. Visualizing data is a great way to help students remember it, rather than having them memorize numbers without context.

Significant Statistical Topics

  • Military Casualties of WWI
  • Civilian Casualties of WWI
  • Financial cost of the war
  • Widows/Orphans created by the war
  • Refugees of WWI
  • Deadliest battles of WWI
  • Prisoners of War of WWI
  • Deaths caused by disease throughout the War
  • % of total population lost
  • # of military items (guns, bullets, mines, bombs) used by country
  • Casualties by Month/Year during the war
  • # of PTSD or “shell shocked” soldiers

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that visualizes at least three statistics of World War I.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify each statistic in the title boxes.
  3. Write a short summary of each in the description boxes.
  4. Create an illustration that represents each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

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