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WWI: The Great War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signed armistace in 1918, World War I affected every corner of the world for four years in the 20th century. Use these videos, presentations, and lessons to teach middle schoolers...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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The Spanish-American War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If you are looking for curriculum on the Spanish-American War, you just hit the jackpot! Find three options for teaching either a one, three, or five-day lessons. Learners consider why the United States invaded Cuba, and use primary...
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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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The Great War: A Visual History

For Students 6th - 12th
Immerse yourself in the military operatives of the Great War with an interactive timeline and map. As high schoolers click on each year of World War I, they can select individual battles, campaigns, troop movements, and notable victories...
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Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument...
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From The Great War To The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history instructional activity, students read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to...
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World War I

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Using maps, diagrams, and lists, this resource is a wonderful way to review the main concepts involving WWI. There are charts with a comparison of imperialism and nationalism, and other key ideas that explain how Europe plunged into this...
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Trench Warfare in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine sitting in a ditch full of water, mud, and rats hoping to survive another day without an explosion going off. An informative video on the Great War illustrates the daily life of a soldier in the trenches. Class members analyze...
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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Planes flying high above the trenches of World War I aided ground troops for the first time in battle. Scholars analyze the use of aircraft in warfare for the first time in a video on the Great War. They investigate how newly formed...
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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scholars analyze the mental impact war had on some fighters in the 11th lesson of a 32-part series on World War I. Viewing a short video clip, they investigate the nature of psychological disorders of soldiers who survived the Great War...
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Adolf Hitler in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Most learners are already familiar with the horror wreaked by Adolf Hitler during World War II, but few may understand the impact the Great War had on him. Hitler felt his time at the front for Germany during the Great War were some of...
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Colonial Glory And World War 1 Reality - British Field Marshal John French

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Despite the violence of the colonial era, Great Britain was not prepared for the sheer volume of casualties in the Great War. British Field Marshal John French was one of the first to direct Britain's fight, but he was dismissed when the...
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How to Win a World War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers are have begun to learn  the art of diplomacy with each other, but do they understand how diplomacy works at a global level?  The second in a series of four lessons, guides scholars in evaluating primary sources. The why...
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The Great War: U.S. Division Under Allied Command

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The victory of Allied forces in World War I is due in large part to the continued collaboration and support of the Allied divisions themselves. Learn more about the ways Australia, Britain, France, and the United States worked together...
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The Great War?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore The Great War and create graphic organizers and a timeline illustrating their observations.
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The World Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion...
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A Just War or Just a War?

For Teachers 8th Standards
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are...
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Josip Broz Tito in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Josip Broz Tito was the father of Yugoslavia, his service in some of the most gory moments of World War I shaped his world view. Tito's time in the army—fighting for Austria-Hungary—made him a critic of the monarchy and...
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The Forgotten War Heroine - Milunka Savic

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While she was forgotten for much of the twentieth century, historians rediscovered Milunka Savic's exploits for the Serbian army during World War I. Although command was unsure of what to do with a female solider, Savic went on to prove...
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George Patton and Douglas MacArthur In World War 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered about the man behind the corncob pipe? Or the brains behind the motivational speeches to troops? Young historians examine how Douglas MacArthur and George Patton cut their teeth in the battlefields of World War I....
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World War II

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Almost every big city has a war memorial, and many have memorials specific to WWII. This is a preparatory lesson for learners going on a trip to visit a local war memorial site. They are introduced to WWII through a simple time line of...
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World War I

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough and engaging look at World War I, this slideshow details the start, strategies, and surrender of "The Great War." The breadth of this presentation could sustain an entire unit on World War I, and could be split into several...
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Marching Towards War

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The first Great War began on July 28, 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But were there other causes? Yes, and your class will find out all about nationalism, imperialism, the Triple Alliance, and other key players...