Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme was a definitive campaign of the First World War. Unprecedented casualties resulted from intense trench warfare and new military technologies. In this lesson, students analyze
Stanford History Education Group
Digital Textbook

Bringing the Great War Home

From the American Battle Monuments Commission, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech, Bringing the Great War Home: Teaching with the Meuse-Argonne American
American Battle Monuments Commission
Articles, Primary Sources, Lesson Plans

Canada and the First World War

From the Canadian War Museum, explore Canada's contributions to WWI. This series of articles looks into the history and technology of the war, through articles and objects from the museum's collection
Canadian War Museum
Online Blog

Centennial Countdown to the Great War

Written by Dennis Cross, this blog reviews the events of war one hundred years ago to the date. Each month, Cross creates a full article on the war's events with an extensive list of sources and
Dennis Cross, Centennial Countdown to the Great War
Curriculum Plan

Changing Technology, Changing Tactics

Why is WWI considered the first "modern" war? In this lesson, high school students will consider the advancement in technology and, specifically, adaptations of trench warfare based on technological advances through discussion, primary sources and a hands-on activity.

Exhibition brochure

Chavaniac, We are Here!

These documents, supported by the French Centennial commission, look at the U.S. entry to WWI and its continued impact through the specific story of Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette. Originally created
Departement de la Haute-Loire
Primary Source Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Tens of thousands of historic U.S. newspaper pages from 1836-1922 document world events and everyday American life, including the era of the First World War and its aftermath.
Library of Congress
Online Article

Colonial Empires after the War: Decolonization

European colonies mobilized to assist with the war effort. After the Armistice, many colonists took hope from Woodrow Wilson's idea of "self-determination" from his Fourteen Points. This article
1914-1918 Online
Video Lecture

Companions In The Trenches: Animals of World War 1

Horses, dogs and pigeons were some of the animals used most frequently by both sides during the War. In this video from The Great War Channel, host Indy Neidell describes in detail how these animals
The Great War YouTube Channel
Online Exhibition

Continuing Conflict: Europe After the First World War

While the Armistice officially ended fighting on the Western Front, peace was not achieved on all fronts until 1923. This article from IWM highlights the surprising number of post-war conflicts,
Imperial War Museums

WWI Podcast Series: Dazzle Painting

This episode of MacArthur Memorial's World War I Podcast series explores Dazzle paintings of ships. This jarring, brightly colored paint scheme helped camouflage ships and made it hard for U-Boats to
MacArthur Memorial