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American Battle Monuments Commission Interactives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 14 resources celebrate the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas during World War I and World War II. Young historians use Interactive timelines to follow events as they unfolded and maps to track...
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The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Vietnam War and World War I were two very important—and different—wars. To understand the differences, and similarities, class members watch videos, examine primary source documents, and then create a newscast that examines the...
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Flying Yanks: American Airmen in World War I

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Their boots may not have been on the ground, but military airmen in World War I made a lasting impact on the global conflict. A thorough interactive resource takes learners through a timeline of events, campaigns, and battles with...
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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the sky the limit? Advances in aviation during World War I brought the limit much closer than before. Countries around the world were affected by flight in the Great War, including adapting by changing tactical locations and patterns.
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Georges Guynemer - The Flying Icon of France

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Georges Guynemer's legend lives on in statues, street names, and even a Twilight Zone Episode, but few American learners have ever heard of the French national hero. Considered the ace of aces, Guynemer was part of the rock star elite of...
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Why Flyers Flew

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The "Call of Duty" of a World War I pilot ... Why did they decide to fly and risk their lives? World War I aviators had a new and daunting task of flying above the warfare, which often meant a new type of battle in the sky. Using the...
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America in World War I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What were the real motivations behind America's entrance into World War I? Beginning with a review of American neutrality at the onset of the Great War, this engaging video details the profound effects of the war on the home front,...
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Zeppelins - Majestic and Deadly Airships of WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You are sitting in a trench during World War I watching the ground for possible attack. Suddenly, a bomb hits your trench—from the air? Scholars analyze the first use of airships in warfare in an installment of a video series on the...
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Hell's Handmaiden - Canadian Flying Ace Billy Bishop

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
He would have been expelled for cheating, but Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop was drafted at the start of World War I before school officials could punish him. A dog fighter of legendary proportions, only the Red Baron rivaled him with...
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Events and Effects of World War I

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the main events, key people, outcomes and lasting effects of World War I. They research the lasting effects of World War I on the 20th Century and discuss the Treaty of Versailles and its effects on Germany.
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Tank Development in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the tank and how did the technology develop? The resource discusses how new technology, especially the tank, affected many events during World War I. It covers the topic using primary source images and interesting facts to keep...
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Act of Duty

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
PBS provides educators with this "Utilization Guide," a four segment program that covers the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The 42-page packet includes lessons, background...
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The Physics of World War 1 Planes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
More wings means more lift. Future engineers watch a video that explains why planes during World War I had multiple, stacked wings. It also describes the advantages and disadvantages of such a system and why modern airplanes are not...
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American Power Tips the Balance

For Students 8th - 11th
In this World War I worksheet, students read the provided selection titled "American Power Tips the Balance," and then respond to 4 main idea and critical thinking questions about America's involvement the war.
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Lesson 3. No One Spared

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders, in groups, explore the devastation that World War I inflicted on millions of people around the world. They write a first-hand account of the impact of World war I.
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Lines From Behind the Lines

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a timeline of events in a soldiers life.  In this World War I lesson, 5th graders learn about the Great Depression and World War I.  Students watch video segments about World War I and examine primary sources from...
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The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Now a legend, Manfred von Richtofen was the original Flying Ace. The Red Baron eventually was shot down by the Allies, but not before the German pilot revolutionized warfare with his circus-like stunts. An informative video biography...
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Lesson 4. Killing Fields

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders describe several of the WWI's bloodiest battles, track the battles' progression to determine advances made by leading nations, and write frontline journalistic accounts of one or more of the battles.
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Missing in MiG Alley

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars consider how technology impacted American conflicts. In this technological advances lesson, students read, "The Changing Face of War," and then describe how technology made differences in World War I, World War II, the...
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World War 1: A New Kind of War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Guide reading and enhance your students' understanding of WWI with this rich presentation. Topics covered are warfare, weapons, technology, government actions, women in war, and the effects of war on the home front and around the world....
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Fight For Air Supremacy - Bloody April 1917

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the worst months of WWI was Bloody April, 1917. Scholars investigate the fight for air supremacy in the 28th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War. They view a short video clip to open lines of discussion to better analyze the...
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10 Great Places to Savor the Wild Blue Yonder

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students discuss developments in aviation.  In this reading comprehension lesson, students read an article that discusses ten aviation museums and developments in civil and military aviation.  Students find relationships between pictures...
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How Things Fly

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe photographs of selected twentieth-century aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum and note differences in the design of aircraft wings, fuselages, and engines.
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First World War Weapons

For Students 7th - 9th
For this First World War worksheet, learners take notes, create tables, and answer questions about the weapons used in World War One.

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