We traveled to Northern France using Google Earth and studied the area. We also looked at the city of Arras, where the Canadian staff and university students live.
Our students had a chance to watch a slide show of the site, clips of culture and war from the BrainPop app and video clips from the National Film Board (NFB) app. Once they had a basic understanding they were able to ask effective questions.
The students were well prepared for a great Skype chat.
Do you Skype with your students?