Fear of weapons: 1913


WWI

Prior to WWI, American military scientists projected ideas of what weapons would be used in the upcoming conflict.
Since battles would be fought on land, in the sea and up in the air, there were many ideas about what new technologies would emerge and be used in the fight to dominate other nations.
Scientific American published these images originally in 1913 and again last week.
We have compiled these images into a PDF ready for your classroom use.

For more information on teaching this era check out our:

World History PowerPoints

US History PowerPoint

Classroom History Games

Image Libraries

Film Collection

Red Baron flies off

This quick video shows the Red Baron getting suited up and taking off.

World War I Propaganda Poster Assignment

WWI

There are some amazing resources online for teaching about propaganda from WWI.

This website contains examples from various nations involved in the war.

All of the posters in this Georgetown exhibit are US posters.

And finally this website contains WWI propaganda postcards.

We have included a simple assignment that we’ve had fun with over the years in our classrooms that asks students to design their own posters using recognizable symbols.

If you are looking for other WWI resources, we have two PowerPoints,  one for US, the other World History.