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This week Sea Battles! We just finished The Eastern front and the Western Front. This was a fascinating look at the battle on the surface. We’ll be looking below the surface next week. We learned a great deal about the blockades as well as some of the actual battles.
My son gravitating toward video as he does, asked me on Monday if we could watch videos rather than go to the library.
The British were trying to stay the most powerful navy but the states and Germany were further ahead industrially. As of world war 1 Britain had the best navy with Germany close behind.
Naval Blockade of Germany by the British. We love watching The Great War channel. It is so interesting. Blockades prevented food from getting in, which would weaken the enemy. It wasn’t a kind thing, but perhaps a necessary one?
We focused in a bit on the Battle of Jutland with the two videos below. This was the biggest naval battle of world war 1. We learned a few things about tactics, and how different builds of ships made a difference.
We learned about the battle of Moon Sound. This battle was fought October and November of 1917. It was between the Germans and Russians with the Germans being successful.
Strategy and tactics is important to the lad, so the title of this video intrigued him. Mistakes in communication were a large part of how this battle played out. The lad explained to me that radios weren’t very accurate during the war.
He read about sea battles in World War 1 for Kids. We wanted to read more but we have co-op this past two weeks and that means Fridays are too busy for lots of reading.
A decision was made to map out where the blockages and major sea battles were. I wish he would do them in anything out than pencil so they would show up better on the map, but it’s his project and he’s happy with it.
Along with mapping it out, he also printed off a key to go with it. So far we are in discussion over how to keep the key with the poster board.