The plot of this well-known classic literature about World War I is about Paul Baumer, who enlisted with his classmates in the German army. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other–if only he can come out of the war alive.
- Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Wars foldables, booklets, and lapbooks.
- Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 3 weeks in World Literature, 3 weeks in Year 4 Rhetoric Literature, and 3 weeks in Year 4 Honors Rhetoric Literature.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Read for 2 weeks in Year 4 Unit 1.