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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.

Printables

Battles of World War I
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
The Lusitania
Treaty of Versailles
Weapons of War
The Roaring Twenties
Remembrance Day Quiz
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Battle of the Somme Quiz
Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Teacher's Guide

Lesson Plans

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

References

U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Battles That Changed History
Animals in Uniform
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
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
John Simpson Kirkpatrick
Wilfred Owen Biography
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
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
European Peace Treaties Worksheet
Charles Kingsford Smith – Reading Comprehension
Remembrance Day
More WWI Social Studies Resources

1910s Resources

The Unsinkable Titanic
Caleb's Story Reading Guide
Panama Canal
Important Births and Deaths of the 1910s
History of Father's Day
What's New: 1910s
The Black Sox
More 1910s Resources

Veterans Day Resources

World War II Student Project
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Vietnam War Student Project
ANZAC Day: Design a Stamp
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
A Holiday from the Past
Slaughterhouse-Five
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
The Pledge of Allegiance
Citizenship Word Search
World War II: Timeline
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
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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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.