World War I Teacher Resources
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Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
Eighth graders examine artifacts of a World War I soldier and gain insight to technological advances of the times; students analyze uses of the artifacts by completing an artifact analysis chart.
Students study why the United States entered World War I and brainstorm what led to the German collapse on the front. They review arguments for the factors contributing to the end of the war.
Students explore the decision to allow African Americans enlist in the military. In teams of three to four, students debate allowing Muslim Americans to enlist in the war. Students not participating in the debate serve as legislatures. Votes on the debate are tallied and graphed. Afterwards, students discuss changes in the military as a result of World War I. They compare and contrast the military of World War I to the military of today.
In this online interactive world history learning exercise, high schoolers answer 20 multiple choice questions regarding World War I. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this World War I worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages about the war and then respond to 10 identification and 11 short answer questions about how the war began, U.S. involvement in the war, and outcome of the war.
In this World War I worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the war and respond to 51 short answer questions.
Students review the causes of World War I and draw timelines of the 1914 events. They conduct Internet research to discover the role of the balkans in the war and how it spread to a worldwide conflict. Students then research the recent Balkan conflict and compare it to the beginning of World War i.
In this causes of World War I worksheet, students learn the long term and short term causes that led the world into war. After they've examined the lesson thoroughly, students write an essay over the topic.
Tenth graders determine the significance of women's role on the homefront in World War I. In this World War I lesson, 10th graders analyze photographs and posters from the war and discuss how propaganda prompted women to join the war effort.
Students explore the reasons why the United States entered into World War I and how that conflict effected the United States and Europe politically, economically and socially.
In this World War I and the Russian Revolution worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages and respond to 91 short answer questions.
In this online interactive American history worksheet, high schoolers answer 20 matching questions regarding World War I. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students identify types of resistance and personal, political, and social consequences to the resistance of the draft in Arkansas during World War I. They write a paragraph explaining the draft, and listing two types of draft evasion.
Eleventh graders examine the global consequences of nineteenth-century imperialism and the causes of World War I. They listen to a teacher-led lecture about Archduke Franz Ferdinand, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and alliances. Students take notes and participate in a discussion.
Ninth graders read first hand accounts of soldiers' lives during World War I, examine historical timeline of major events during war, and research and listen to clips of popular music of the time.
Eleventh graders analyze the fight of African Americans. In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders analyze the attitudes towards blacks in the military during WWI. Students debate the performance of the 92nd division.
What a great way to begin a propaganda poster project! This is a fantastic presentation of World War I propaganda posters, each with a brief description of the poster's objective and historical context. You can also have learners respond to the images of the posters first with questions and insight before displaying the associated description.
Students research World War I. In this library media lesson, students use several resources, including encyclopedias, to find out facts about World War I. Students locate at least two encyclopedia articles and compare the information they find in both resources.
After learning all about World War I, middle schoolers can delve into this writing exercise. They complete three short answer questions that ask them to describe the role of women in WWI, the role of technology in WWI, and four causes of this great war.