Summer Reading WWI Series

  • Flyboys: American pilots fly combat missions with France in WWI, although America is not yet in the war.

  • Inglourious Basterds: Inglourious Basterds is a film which tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leaders.

  • Lusitania Sinking: During World War I, Germany warns Americans not to sail aboard ships whose route of travel includes the waters around the British Isles. Lusitania sinks on May 7, 1915 with Americans on board.

  • MakerSpace for the Humanities: Guide to using the AwesomeStories Teaching and Learning Platform

  • Nicholas and Alexandra: Meeting a tragic end, during July of 1918, Nicholas II - whose family has reigned for more than 300 years - is the last Tsar of Russia.

  • Schenck and Abrams: Free Speech Under Fire: At the beginning of WWI the world is in turmoil, and the United States passes regulations that may affect the right to free speech.

  • Spanish Flu Pandemic: Edvard Munch, a Norwegian artist, shows in his paintings a sense of doom that precedes the Spanish Flu, which kills over 40 million people.

  • War Horse: War Horse is a movie about the love a young boy has for his horse and how that love lasts for many years, including WWI (also called "The Great War").

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