"The Great War" Film Education Guide

"The Great War" tells the story of America’s entry into World War I and the challenges faced by both America’s military leadership and ordinary soldiers throughout the war. It provides opportunities...
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How Does Total War Affect Society?

World War I was the first total war in human history. This unit is designed to explore how the concept of total war affected civilians on all fronts and how economic systems were affected.

The End of the Ottoman Empire

In this series of four lessons, students will read and analyze secret agreements, treaties and conflicts over the fate of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI. This lesson set includes exploration...
Charmed Soldiers Lesson Plan

Good Luck Charms

During WWI, many individuals kept good luck charms to help them hold onto hope, regardless of how scary their situation was. In this lesson, students will explore the online exhibition Charmed...
Crafts Tutorial

Making Good Luck: Nenette and Rintintin

Nenette and Rintintin were woolen dolls often made by French children or servicemembers’ French sweethearts. Many sailors, soldiers, volunteers and especially pilots believed the dolls became lucky...
Coloring Pages

Good Luck Postcards

Easy to mass-produce and popular, porte bonheur (good luck) postcards sold in millions across combatant countries. Styles varied, but many postcards had silk embroidery and featured a symbol of good...
Charmed Soldiers Lesson Plan

Artifacts of Hope

Students will use their exploration of the online exhibition Charmed Soldiers to inspire a modern charm. Through creativity, roots in history, and research, students will defend their design through...

Our Community and WWI

During this lesson, students will research local and/or family histories to discover a story of WWI with a personal connection. After completing research, students will create a mini biography to...

Will You Remember Me?

With this lesson, students will assess the impact World War I had on various nations as they examine monuments from around the world. Students will then process their learning to design their own WWI...

Bespoke Bodies Educator's Guide

This 4-part lesson set is designed to help students learn more about prosthetic design and prosthetics in WWI, while taking students through an empathetic design process. All or some of these lessons...
Interactive Timeline

Bespoke Bodies Educator's Guide: Digital Timeline

This timeline of prosthetics in WWI will students through the evolution of medical technology during the war using primary sources and readings. Context is provided for developments before and after...
Primary Sources

Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

The Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia (MAPRR) creates a map of Russians’ sense of place-based identity and transformation through the tumultuous period between 1914 and 1922 using...
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