Erich Maria Remarque
Lesson plans for All Quiet on the Western Front

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Biography and Background

All Quiet on the Western Front
The novel's summary page at Wikipedia.

Astonishing Photo Collection Of Life In WWI Trenches Has Just Been Unearthed
Black and white photos from World War I showing trenches, other aspects of war. Good for pre-reading.

Erich Maria Remarque
The author's biography at Wikipedia.

Sobering Images Show Famous World War I Battle Sites A Century Later
Color photos of European battlesites today.

Lesson plans for the novel

All Quiet on the Western Front
In this WebQuest students simulate participation as spies in WWI as they gather information from Web sources.

All Quiet on the Western Front
Background, comprehension and discussion questions, writing prompt, postreading activities, and a list of vocabulary words.

All Quiet on the Western Front
A variety of reading strategies and activities, including an anticipation guide, directed journal writing, and a text-to-text comparison with "In Flanders Fields."

All Quiet on the Western Front
Vocabulary, focus questions, classroom activities, related links, tied to standards. Can be used with Assignment Discovery video about the novel.

Exploring Irony in the Conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front
After discussing the definition and several examples of situational irony, students explore the novel’s concluding passage. Students next choose a possible alternate ending for the book that could still be an example of situational irony. They then retitle the book and rewrite its ending, maintaining the original ironic tone and weaving their new title into the ending as Remarque does. Finally, students design new, symbolic covers for the book, which feature their new titles.

Vocabulary from All Quiet on the Western Front
A list of 133 vocabulary words from the novel. Click on the word for its definition and synonyms.

War Is
Upon consideration of the perspectives on war from their classmates, the poet Stephen Crane in "War is Kind," and various characters from All Quiet on the Western Front , students will write an editorial for the school newspaper in which they share opinions about war. This lesson is designed for 10th grade.

War Literature: Images and Videos
Scroll down on this page to the link to a TED talk by P. W. Singer on military robots and the future of war.