A Primary Source Glimpse into the Life of a World War I Soldier…Home to Camp Lewis to France by Joan Enders. Advice on instructional timing and preparation, the primary sources set, setup, the physical environment, successful introduction of the inquiry activity, understanding cursive handwriting, transcribing, writing a scholarly narrative, debriefing, and extension activities are included. An extensive list of Common Core competencies accomplished by this inquiry lesson are included, for the instructor's convenience, at the end of the guide. Pricing for the primary sources set of 40 items, and free bonus lists are included and also found on the author's website at www.JoanEnders.com.
Description of the companion book, Evidence is Lacking. Yet I Still Hope. A Primary Source Glimpse into the Life of a World War I Soldier…Home to Camp Lewis to France:
Joshua Henry Bates, a young teacher in a country school, wonders if there will be more to his life, despite enjoying summers away from the farm, attending the University of Utah, dancing at Saltair, watching pictures shows and eating ice cream on bone dry summer days.
In his journal he questions his future. He finds a young woman to love, but she is an ever-mutating mystery. His job seems to be a dead-end. His parents need his help more all the time. Josh tries to change his life: cooling the relationship with his girlfriend, teaching in a new school, and registering for service in the American Expeditionary Forces. Still, Joshua is filled with self-doubt.
Will Josh marry the girl? Will he find a dazzling life mission? Will he be victorious in war?
Each chapter contains primary sources from the life of this young man who become a doughboy in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. Primary sources per chapter range from one or two to thirty. Never will your U.S. history student be so immersed in a primary sources inquiry learning experience. The Primary Sources Set includes high-quality, color copies of 40 sources.