Teacher Guide

All Quiet on the Western Front Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To understand how the events told in All Quiet on the Western Front relate to broader historical facts and themes, such as the history of World War I and relevant preceding and subsequent events.

  2. 2

    To effectively utilize research and presentation tools to create an informational archive and visual timeline of events, figures, and sites related to the novel.

  3. 3

    To process how artists throughout history have represented World War I and its aftermath in a variety of media.

  4. 4

    To read a text carefully with an eye to metaphorical and symbolic language....

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