A new modern age

How modern was society in 1914? Investigating the nature of society in 1914.

Richard Kennett & Súsanna Margrét Gestsdóttir

A new modern age (Public Domain)

There are two options to explore how modern society was in 1914. The first gets students to place the sources along a continuum line from ‘familiar’ to ‘unfamiliar’ to get them compare 1914 to their own society. The second option is a structured sorting exercise where students must sort the sources according to three different scenarios.

Teacher material
Lesson plan (read me first)
Student material