These activities go along with the movie War Horse, not the book of the same name.
War Horse Lesson Plans
- Before viewing the movie War Horse: Word Cloud Activity
- Guided viewing worksheet for during the movie War Horse.
- Follow-up activity after watching the movie War Horse: Compare/Contrast.
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Is War Horse a Good US History Movie?
The movie War Horse is an excellent complement to any World War I lesson plan.
- US History Teachers should plan for three class periods to complete the movie War horse, along with a fourth day for activities and class discussion.
- War Horse brilliantly depicts the time period of World War I before, during and after the war.
- The battles are extremely realistic and show many examples of WWI era technology, weaponry, strategy and tactics.
- War Horse has the most realistic WWI era Trench Warfare scenes ever put on film. Life in the trenches, no-man’s land, the use of heavy artillery and emerging tank warfare are all shown in the movie.
- War Horse has almost no strong language and zero nudity or sexually suggestive situations. War Horse is safe for US History Teachers to show in class. (rated PG-13)
- There are many scenes of violence including large scale battles, injured horses being shot, the execution of deserters and soldiers experiencing a poison gas attack. However, all of this is handled well and within the context of the time period.
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