Article & Primary Sources

Documents from the Paris Peace Conference

Faith Hunter Dodge was a freelance writer who attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 as an official journalist with the United States Army. While there, she represented the New York-based...

Easter Rising

This short article from HISTORY® details the events of Easter Monday, April 24, 1916. A group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600...
Downloadable Lesson Plan

Economics of War: A Study in Finance and Patriotism

War bonds are a financial concept that have been around since the Civil War. The bonds, whose campaigns were often patriotic in nature, were readily used to decrease financial burdens in conflicts...

Experiences of Colonial Troops

At least four million non-white troops served with the Allies and Central Powers in combat and non-combat roles during World War I. In the article "Experiences of Colonial Troops" from the British...
Santanu Das & The British Library
Downloadable Lesson Plan

Female Impersonation and WWI

What role did female impersonations in various soldier camp performances play in allowing soldiers to explore their identity? Understanding LGBTQ history in the complex setting of a global war is...
Out for Safe Schools / One Archives Foundation
Primary Sources Research Guide

Topics in Chronicling America: Female Spies in World War I

Articles from historic American newspapers document the coverage of women in espionage during the First World War. All the linked articles and many more are searchable via the Chronicling America:...
Library of Congress

Women's Wear Daily: Flu Meets Fashion

As public and personal hygiene adapted to slow the spread of influenza in 1918, so did clothing. From mask mandates to suit bans, learn more about the pandemic's influence on fashion with this article...
Women's Wear Daily
Online Exhibition

The Hundred Days Offensive: From Amiens to Armistice

This online exhibit outlines the major factors and themes that led to German defeat during the 100 Days Offensive and the immense cost of this last stretch of the conflict. Accompanied by photos that...
Imperial War Museums

Jewish Women's Archive: Gertrude Stein

From the Jewish Women's Archive, this encyclopedia entry details the life of American writer and iconoclast Gertrude Stein. Stein and her lifelong companion Alice Toklas volunteered for the American...
Jewish Women's Archive
Video Series

Getting Dressed in WWI

From soldiers in the Artists Rifles and nurses in the Voluntary Aid Detachment to working class suffragettes and young women, see who wore what — and why they wore it — in Great Britain during the...
Crows Eye Productions
Online Education Project

Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War 1914-1918

Collaborative by design, Home Before the Leaves Fall is a multi-institutional project highlighting materials and resources on the Great War, with articles curated by individual scholars and experts...
Villanova University

How Poppies Became a Symbol of Remembrance After World War I

Y.W.C.A. volunteer Moina Michael was inspired to create and wear poppies to remember the fallen of WWI after reading John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields." This 2018 article by Ciara Nugent explores...
Ciara Nugent, TIME Magazine
Curriculum Toolkits

How WWI Changed America

How WWI Changed America includes a series of "toolkits" for educators with resources, lessons, videos and podcasts about the enduring impact of the First World War in the United States. This project...
In collaboration with Doughboy Foundation