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World War I Teacher Resources

New technologies enabled the world to skirmish on a larger scale than ever before during World War I (1914-1918). Use our printables, lessons, and references below to teach your class about the people, places, and events of World War I. Students can explore 1910s war propaganda, read about the Lusitania, and discover the origins of Veterans Day with these activities. You'll also find patriotic songs, research ideas, and poetry lessons to incorporate across your curriculum.


Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Remembrance Day Quiz
Remembrance Day
Battles of World War I
Treaty of Versailles
Weapons of War
The Lusitania
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 Teacher's Guide
The Roaring Twenties

Lesson Plans

What Is Veterans Day?
The History & Poetry of "In Flanders Fields"
Veterans Day Newspaper
World War I: People, Places, and Events
WWI Propaganda


Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
The Tea Pot Dome Scandal
Battles That Changed History
Animals in Uniform

World War I Language Arts Activities

Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
"In Flanders Fields"
War Is... Author Notes
John Simpson Kirkpatrick
More WWI Language Arts Activities

World War I Social Studies Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Flag Facts
British Naval Battles Quiz
Charles Kingsford Smith – Reading Comprehension
European Peace Treaties Worksheet
Vladimir Lenin Word Search
More WWI Social Studies Resources

1910s Resources

Panama Canal
Caleb's Story Reading Guide
The Unsinkable Titanic
Writing Prompts and Literature Ideas: 1910s
What's New: 1910s
History of Father's Day
The Black Sox
More 1910s Resources

Veterans Day Resources

The Story of Veterans Day
World War II Student Project
A Holiday from the Past
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Special November Days
Veterans Day/Remembrance Day
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
"Star-Spangled Banner"
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
The Pledge of Allegiance
"Marines' Hymn" Copycat
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
More Memorial Day Teacher Resources

World War I Related Resources

Dealing with War in the Classroom
Flag Day – Teacher Resources
International Day of Peace – Teacher Resources
Patriotic Art Activities
Twentieth Century – Teacher Resources
World War II Teacher Resources

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