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U.S. History Topics » Wars » World War I

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The Zimmermann Telegram is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Great War (World War I) features interviews with 19 historians who were consulted in the making of the 8-part PBS series on World War I. Maps, bibliographies, online links, and a timeline are also at the...  (KCET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Veterans History Project is collecting oral histories, letters, diaries, and photos of America's war veterans and those supported them. The project includes participants in World War I, World War II, and the...  (Library of Congress)
Picturing Modern America helps students learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women and suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's...  (Education Development Center, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
On the Homefront features posters and images illustrating some of the ways American's at home contributed to war efforts overseas during World Wars I and II. The images are presented in 5 categories...  (Library of Congress)
Reporting America at War explores the role of journalists in covering America's wars. The website, companion to a PBS documentary, offers a teachers guide with lessons on press censorship, message control...  (Insignia Films and WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War features a timeline of America's wars, from the Revolution to Iraq. Watch an interactive presentation on each war -- slideshows and movies, text and photos, and dozens of artifacts...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new "rotogravure" printing process, show events of the war alongside news and...  (Library of Congress)
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Photogravures provides teaching materials for learning from newspaper images about the Great War. Features include a timeline, events and statistics, pictorial highlights, the Lusitania disaster...  (Library of Congress)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century is the companion website for a film about our 28th President. Discover the issues that made the 1912 election important. Learn how Wilson tried to keep us out of World War I, but how...  (KCET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Guide to World War I Materials includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written...  (Library of Congress)
Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans During World War I features an all-black regiment that rose to fame at a time when the Army, federal workers, and other parts of society were segregated. The 369th Infantry, also known as the "Harlem...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Sow the Seeds of Victory! Posters from the Food Administration During World War I tells how Herbert Hoover, head of the new U.S. Food Administration, convinced Americans to conserve food during the Great War. Homeowners were urged to sign pledge cards to conserve...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
What Are We Fighting for Over There? Perspectives on the Great War is a unit in which students use primary documents to develop an understanding of the World War I era, including how the U.S. prepared for and participated in the war and how the war...  (Library of Congress)
The Grandparent/Elder Project is a lesson in which students learn about World War I and the Great Depression by locating and studying primary and secondary sources and by interviewing a grandparent or other elder...  (Library of Congress)

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