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World War I Discuss this eTheme.

These sites cover the events of World War I (1914-1918). Read eye witness accounts and view photographs and maps. Other topics include the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, trench warfare, Choctaw Code Talkers, President Woodrow Wilson, war propaganda, Treaty of Versailles, the Lusitania, and the Zimmerman telegram. Includes biographies, letters, images, posters, video, and audio clips. There are eThemes resources on Woodrow Wilson and the decade from 1910-1919.

Grades

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In this video, Salman Khan uses pre-World War I maps to help students understand some of the reasons that war erupted in Europe. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board.
Explore the major events of World War I through this interactive timeline. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Students can read about the entry of the United States into the Great War. Click on "RealAudio" to listen to the war song, "Over There."
This interactive site is designed to teach children about World War I. Students will be able to explore diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photographs, and keepsakes from the war. Includes online games and a timeline. NOTE: The "Talk" link at the top leads to message boards.
This site has extensive information about different aspects of World War I. Read about the chronology, battles, inventions, and statistics of World War I. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site covers many different areas of the war such as trench warfare, propaganda, battles, and major events. Includes songs from that time, diaries of soldiers, and primary documents. NOTE: The site includes ads.
See newsreels and listen to audio interviews about the war. Includes letters from soldiers in the war. NOTE: Strong language is sometimes used to describe the war conditions.
See the actual telegram that was intercepted on its way from Berlin to Mexico.
Here are eye witness accounts of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a 1916 gas attack, the 1916 U-boat attack, Lawrence of Arabia, and more. To view photographs, scroll down and click on "Snapshots: Photographic Gateways to History." NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site has movies, animations, timelines, and photographs of the trench system, soldiers, and more. "The Western Front Animation" goes through the basic events of the war. To view the virtual trench system you will need a VRML plug-in. NOTE: The "Talk" link at the top leads to message boards.
Click on "Lusitania" to read about this boat and its destruction. Read how this event changed the minds of many Americans about the war.
Here is an interactive timeline, interviews with historians, and maps of World War I.
This American Memory collection contains audio clips of American leaders talking about World War I.
This site is a collection of poems written by men who fought during World War I. There is also a brief chronology.
Students can play the "Trench Warfare Game" or the "World War When? Game."
See maps and listen to a brief lecture about the final phases of World War I. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Learn about World War I facts and browse exhibits at this museum located in Kansas City, MO.
Watch an animated feature about the war. NOTE: This site requires you to pay a subscription fee in order to view content.
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and served from 1913-1921. Learn about the legacy of this two term president. Find out about Wilson's involvement with the League of Nations.
Read about life in America during the 1910s. View the fashions of this time. Read about the Tango and silent movies that were popular. Learn about World War I and see photographs and diaries from soldiers. There is also information about women's suffrage and the 1918 influenza outbreak.

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