Using photos and primary and secondary source accounts, students create a photo exhibit displaying the effects of new technology on soldiers fighting the war. Created by the in alignment with Virginia's SOLs.

Lesson examining the developments armies were forced to make during WWI both on and off the battlefield and why they made them.

Activity examining warfare and technology through photographs from the war.

Students analyze and compare accounts from the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Students examine an interactive map of the American advancement during the Meuse Argonne Offensive. See also Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive.

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Online module examining the relationship between WWI and the Russian Revolution, with suggested discussion topics and classroom activities.

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Online module examining the causes and consequences of the global depression, with suggested discussion topics and classroom activities.

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Lesson on the rise of Nazism in the aftermath of WWI.

Lesson helping students understand the conditions in the Weimar Republic that resulted in Germany’s transition from a democracy to a dictatorship. See also the following lesson on the Weimar Republic.

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Teacher Resources

Aligned to Virginia's Standards of Learning for History and Social Science

Lesson Plans

Resources

10th Grade

SOL WHII.10a: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (a) explaining economic causes, and political causes, and identifying major leaders of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

SOL WHII.10b: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (b) describing the location of major battles and the role of new technologies.

SOL WHII.10c: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (c) analyzing and explaining the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and the actions of the League of Nations with emphasis on the mandate system.

SOL WHII.10d: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (d) citing causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution.

SOL WHII.10e: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (e) explaining the causes and assessing the impact of worldwide depression in the 1930s.

SOL WHII.10f: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by (f) examining the rise of totalitarianism.

Breaking News: Austrian Heir and His Wife Murdered

National WWI Museum and Memorial

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand presented as a modern-day news story.

Topics in Chronicling America: WWI Declarations

Library of Congress

A collection of newspaper articles announcing declarations of war at the start of WWI.

WWI Leaders

HISTORY.com

Photo gallery and descriptions of world leaders during the war.