World War I

Even though Queen Victoria's descendants were on the thrones of Europe, those relatives were unable to prevent their countries from plunging into the chaos of war. This collection highlights what happened during the "forgotten war" and provides background for the WWI-based movie "1917."

World War I Chapters

When World War One also impacted Africa, Albert and Helen Schweitzer were sent to a French prison camp.

People wear red poppies on Veterans' Day. Why is that? Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, an artistic display of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower ...

As Remembrance Day approaches, people wear red poppies. Why do they do this - and - where did the idea originate?

Why do poppies grow in Flanders Fields? What made the red field poppies spring-up during the Second Battle of Ypres?

Find out what happens to war horses during and after WWI - and - learn how the bond between a boy and his horse could not be broken.

World War I Learning Tasks

Sequence of Events

Persuasive essay

Analyze and draw inferences

Examining how words and their meanings affect tone

Integrating and evaluating multiple sources of information

World War I Audios

Samuel Gompers was head of the AFL union when he gave a speech in support of America's involvement in World War I.

Secretary of the Interior, at the outbreak of war with Germany in 1917, Franklin Lane was outspoken in his support of the fight.

Until 1917, James W.

World War I Audio Narrations

Viewpoints matter. To some, Gavrilo Princip is a villain; to others he is a hero.

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