Teaching World War I

NHD was asked by HISTORY® and the World War I Centennial Commission to develop a teacher resource to connect teachers and students to the best research and resources for teaching the 100th anniversary of World War I. NHD worked with partner organizations, including HISTORY®, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and Army, Naval, and Marine Corps historical organizations to find interesting, unique primary sources. NHD master teachers then crafted the lesson modules, which can be edited and adapted to meet the needs of students in any classroom.

Check out these essays from teachers and experts:

Middle School Lesson Modules
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“Saving the Bear”: The Russian Expeditionary Force of World War I
Martha Bohnenberger
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World War I Propaganda: Targeting All Americans to Join the War Effort
Gayla Hammer
4
No More Sticks and Stones: Technological Advancements in World War I Warfare
Gayla Hammer
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Heroes Who Made a Difference: Memorializing a Distinguished Service Cross Award Recipient
Ron Hustvedt, Jr.
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Helping Life and Aiding Death: Science, Technology, and Engineering at Work during World War I
Ron Hustvedt, Jr.
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Uncovering a World at War
Cheryl Caskey, Naomi Peuse
High School Lesson Modules
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Propaganda Posters of World War I: Analyzing the Methods behind the Images
Matthew D. Elms
2
Challenging the Status Quo: Women in the World War I Military
Matthew D. Elms
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Leland Linman’s War: A Look at a Soldiers’ Daily Lives in World War I
Brian Weaver
5
Why did the United States enter World War I in 1917?
Matt Moore
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How did the Food Administration Convince Americans to Make Sacrifices during World War 1?
Matt Moore
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Reporting on World War I
Amanda Hilliard Smith
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Poetry from the Trenches of World War I
Amanda Hilliard Smith
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