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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
Battles of World War I
The Roaring Twenties
Weapons of War
The Lusitania
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Vladimir Lenin Word Search
Treaty of Versailles
Remembrance Day Quiz
European Peace Treaties Worksheet

Lesson Plans

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


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

World War I Language Arts Activities

"In Flanders Fields"
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Wilfred Owen Biography
War Is... Author Notes
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
Battle of the Somme Quiz
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
Canadian Heroes: Billy Bishop
More WWI Social Studies Resources

1910s Resources

The Unsinkable Titanic
Panama Canal
'Teens Overview: 1910s
Labor Reform: 1910s
The Black Sox
Jim Thorpe, Olympic Athlete
History of Father's Day
More 1910s Resources

Veterans Day Resources

50 Stars and 13 Stripes
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Patriotic Book
Patriotic Hat
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Patriotic Songs
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
The Pledge of Allegiance
Citizenship Word Search
Blank American Flag
Star Design
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
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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