This “The Best…” list is a little different from previous ones. All I’ve done is copy and paste my World War I post from our class’ United States History blog (by the way, a large part of my entire curriculum is available for use on that blog — for free). I realized I didn’t have a version here, and was too lazy to provide any additional context to the links. I’m sure readers can figure it out, though.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About World War I:
Learn about the Failure of European Diplomacy (get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo)
ON YOUR OWN:
Learn about trench warfare.
This is a movie taken during the war.
Learn more about trench warfare. Be sure to click on the lower-left corner to see the words that are being spoken.
Learn about Europe in 1914
Learn about World War I in 1918.
Watch these videos on World War I.
Play the Over the Top game.
Watch all the videos on this page – if there is time.
Watch this movie about The League of Nations and take the quizzes.
WITH A PARTNER:
Copy and paste this cloze about World War I on your Posterous blog and complete it.
Play a trench warfare game.
Complete this activity about trench warfare.
Watch this movie from the BBC: A fading past: How America remembers World War I
Read about the Christmas Truce.
Here’s a video of a well-known song about the Christmas Truce (here are the lyrics):
Poison Gas Videos:
The casualties of the first world war is a chart from The Economist.
Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I is from TIME.
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