Flying Yanks: American Airmen in World War I

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Their boots may not have been on the ground, but military airmen in World War I made a lasting impact on the global conflict. A thorough interactive resource takes learners through a timeline of events, campaigns, and battles with helpful briefings and primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign to individuals during a computer lab day or when you have access to a class set of tablets
  • Have a list of key terms and events available for students to complete with information they find in the resource
  • Prompt class members to choose one primary source image from the timeline to conduct additional research about
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Flash to play
  • Navigation is intuitive for those familiar with interactive resources, but you may want to provide class members with some pointers about getting around the site in case they get stuck
  • Does not include prompts or discussion questions, but information lends well to assignments you may already have in your curriculum
Pros

  • Timeline is extensive; it begins in August 1914 and ends in November 2018, and includes background information and an aftermath section
  • A valuable tool for a research project on World War I
Cons

  • None