In this activity, students will complete a short fact sheet and answer a reflective question. All of the details they will need can be found on The Birth of the Battalions page of our WWI virtual exhibition. A PowerPoint presentation is also available here if you prefer that option. See the student guide for the questions.
There is no need to print this activity, as it can now be completed directly from your computer! To use the fillable function, be sure to download the PDF.
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