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World War I
Free Lesson Plans, Games, Powerpoints

For Teachers

Lesson Plans by Mr. Donn

The Zimmermann Telegram

The Lusitania and Submarine Warfare

Propaganda & Propaganda Posters, World War I

Analyzing primary sources, Wilson's War Message to Congress; How the US was able to develop into a world power through the movement of people, trade, and force

American Industry in World War I, converting civilian factories to production of war materials

Treaty of Versailles, simulation, classroom negotiation (group activity)

The Russian Revolution

Lesson Plans by other teachers

World War I UNIT

Classroom Activities and Project Ideas for World War I

Doughboy vs. the Kaiser The War to End All Wars

The Great War Was Not Great Enough To End All Wars

United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology

July Crisis: Can you Stop the Great War? (lesson, activity)

World War I Unit - Using Primary Documents

The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations

Paris Peace Conference: Writing a Treaty to End WWI (lesson plan)

Fighting for Peace, the Fate of Wilson's 14 Points

Great War, WWI, evaluating the Treaty of Versailles, lesson plan

Wilson's 14 Points, Treaty of Versailles

Treaty of Versailles

Treaty of Versailles, lesson plan

What is the lasting impact of World War I? lesson plan, classroom activity

Lesson Plans by the National War Museum for Middle School and High School

Outstanding Lesson Plans, with handouts and powerpoints, including
  • The Impact of Animals During WWI
  • Austrian Heir and His Wife Murdered in Bosnian Capital
  • How Technology Changed the Way WWI Was Fought
  • Civil Liberties in American During WWI
  • German-Americans in WWI: Facing Challenges at Home
  • The United States Enters the War: Weighing Decisions to Enter the War
  • Patriotism: Analyzing Over 60 Primary Source Propaganda Posters that called America to Action During WWI
  • And More

For Kids

Interactive Games for Kids about World War I

World War I for Kids (Donn)

The First World War for Kids (BBC)

World War I Facts for Kids (National Geographic)

Interactive World War I Timeline (World War I Museum)

Additional Resources

Free Powerpoints about World War I

BBC Radio Program, Archie Dobson's War

Books about Animal Mascots and Animal Heroes in World War I (compiled by the Thunder Bay Library)

The Ambulance Game - print out game, How many soldiers can you help? (Salvation Army)