World War I for Kids and Teachers Illustration

World War I for Kids and Teachers

For Kids

In 1914, there was an alliance system in place between various countries around the world, a system of secret treaties. These treaties were defensive - if someone attacks, we'll help you and you help us. When Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia in 1914, each country called on their alliances for assistance. Some countries remained neutral, but over 30 countries, from six different continents (Antarctica was not involved), lined up on one side or the other. This war was called the Great War. Today, we call it WWI.

The Start of World War I - What caused this war? (1914)

The War in Europe, 2 Fronts, and the Russian Revolution

Propaganda Posters in World War I

The Lusitania (1915)

The Zimmermann Telegram (Jan 1917, published in US newspapers March 1, 1917)

America Enters the War (April 6, 1917), Woodrow Wilson, General Pershing and the AEF)

The Home Front in Britain, America, France, Germany and Russia

Women Enter the Workplace

WW1 Warfare - Trench Warfare, No Man's Land, U-Boats, Zeppelins, Machine Guns, Fighter Planes, Tanks, Poison Gas, Knights of the Sky, the Red Baron, and Lawrence of Arabia

Wilson's 14 Points

Germany Surrenders (1918) and the Versailles Treaty

Results and Effects of World War I

Interactive Games about WW1 for Kids

Interactive Quiz about WWI for Kids (ask mrdonn)

For Teachers

The Lusitania and Submarine Warfare, lesson plan (Donn)

The Zimmerman Telegram, lesson plan (Donn)

WW1 Propaganda Posters, lesson plan and powerpoint (Donn)

American Industry in WW1, converting civilian production to war goods, lesson plan (Donn)

Wilson's 14 Points, lesson plan (Donn)

The Treaty of Versailles, classroom simulation, group activity, roll playing (Donn)

Lesson Plans & Units for Teaching WW1 by other teachers - Can you stop the war?, Using Primary Documents, and more

Free for Classroom Use, Powerpoints about WW1