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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

The Lusitania
Battles of World War I
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Weapons of War
Treaty of Versailles
The Roaring Twenties
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Canadian Heroes: Billy Bishop
Vladimir Lenin Word Search
Charles Kingsford Smith – Reading Comprehension

Lesson Plans

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

References

Animals in Uniform
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
Battles That Changed History

World War I Language Arts Activities

Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
"In Flanders Fields"
Wilfred Owen Biography
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
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
Battle of the Somme Quiz
Remembrance Day Quiz
Remembrance Day
More WWI Social Studies Resources

1910s Resources

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

Veterans Day Resources

A Holiday from the Past
World War II Student Project
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
Postage Stamps for Heroes
The Story of Veterans Day
Veterans Day Commemoration Activities
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

Citizenship Word Search
American Flag (in color)
World War II: Timeline
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Symbols of the United States
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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