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

World War I trench warfare

World War I trench warfare was a devastating experience for most soldiers. Much of a unit on this topic is spent exploring the daily lives of soldiers in the trenches.

This quick clip could be used in several ways: asking students to document what they see as a reporter, describing how they believe the soldiers feel, writing a letter home as a soldier based on what is in the video, writing a journal entry, etc.

For more WWI resources check out our:

Film Clips: Historic Film Collection, Part 1

US History PowerPoint   World War I

World History PowerPoint World War I

Classroom History Game: Critical Decisions of Woodrow Wilson

For Love of Liberty, a new PBS special

A new PBS documentary For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, details the military contributions of African Americans.

The U.S. Army created an edited 25-minute version of the film and corresponding high school and college facilitator guides.  The materials, structured to fit a classroom timeframe, are versatile and can compliment studies in American history, civics, social studies and ROTC programs.

Two professors holding PhD’s in curriculum development created the facilitator guides.  These guides define course outcomes, general information, important facts and post viewing questions for each chapter.

The chapters of the film are divided according to wars, which allow educators the option to adapt the materials to fit specific topical discussions.  The 25-minute version can be shown in its entirety or according to appropriate content.  Either way, educators can customize the video footage to support several presentation formats.

We are lucky enough to have access to each chapter and accompanying questions for both high school and college.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Revolution

Chapter 3: The Civil War

Chapter 4: WWI

Chapter 5: WWII

Chapter 6: The Korean War

Chapter 7: The Vietnam War

Chapter 8: The Middle East

Chapter 9: Conclusion



Red Baron flies off

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

WWI ends; parade in San Francisco

In the spirit of yesterday’s posting on the flu, this end of WWI video shot in San Francisco features participants wearing face masks, as the 1918 epidemic was in full force.

Please check out our World History WWI or US History WWI PowerPoints.

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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.