Unit 7: World War I
 
Frameworks for America's Past




Click on the links below -


  Teacher / Student Key: pages 85 - 96


World War I map

Map for review / self-quiz

History in Primary Source Documents:
World War I Posters

Historical photo sets


1.  Causes of World War I

2.
 
The sinking of the Lusitania  

3.  The weapons of World War I  

4.  America enters the war in 1917

5.  The Treaty of Versailles
History food feature
Saving sugar and wheat  (World War I recipes for tasty foods without sugar and wheat)
YouTube videos
and Internet sites



Students: Check with your parents for permission before visiting Internet links.

WW I begins in 1914 and the sinking of the Lusitania (1915) - segment from The Century: America's Time - Shell Shock (1 of 3).  Watch from 0:43 to 13:43.

Trench warfare and deadly new weapons - segment from The Century: America's Time - Shell Shock (2 of 3).  Watch from 1:20 to 5:25.  This clip includes graphic scenes of war along the front lines in northern France as the British and French soldiers tried to stop the invasion of the German army.

America enters the war in 1917; the victory in 1918 - segment from The Century: America's Time - Shell Shock (3 of 3).  Watch from 0:00 to 8:00.

Aftermath of the war; the Versailles Treaty - segment from The Century: America's Time - Shell Shock (3 of 3).  Watch from 8:54 to 13:14.

Christmas truce in the trenches 1914  (an ad produced by a chocolate company for Christmas 2014 that re-enacts a true event in WW I - click here to learn more about it)

Submarines (U-boats) in WW I  (a short video)

The American home front in WW I  (a short video with scenes of Americans and the war effort on the home front)



Music:  Over There  (
a video of the famous WW I song by George M. Cohan that declares to the world that "The Yanks are coming, and we won't be back 'till it's over over there")

Mainly for teachers The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara Tuchman tells the fascinating true story of that top secret message, and it rivals any James Bond spy novel for thrills, intrigue, and suspense!  Try the recorded books version if you have a long commute. 






Copyright Notice

   Copyright 2009, 2016 by David Burns.  All rights reserved.  As a guide to the Virginia Standards of Learning, some pages necessarily include phrases or sentences from that document, which is available online from the Virginia Department of Education.  The author's copyright extends to the original text and graphics, unique design and layout, and related material.