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World War I: 1914-1918


With an awareness of WWI and its causes, participants and outcome, your students will gain a better understanding of the causes of WWII and of our world today. Students will see the chain of political events that led to Communist Russia and Nazi Germany. Documents include maps of pre- and post-war Europe, the U.S. Declaration of War on Germany and the coded “Zimmerman Telegram” with decoded transcript that helped convince President Wilson to declare war. Historian: James Crutchfield. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • War Clouds Over Europe
  • The Beginning of Modern Warfare
  • America Enters the War
  • The Legacy of World War I
Timeline: 1914-1918 Historical Documents
  • Maps: Pre-war Europe in 1914, post-war Europe in 1918.
  • British “Scrap of Paper” enlistment poster.
  • Political cartoon: “A Chain of Friendship,” Brooklyn Eagle, July 1914.
  • German advertisement in New York newspaper warning ocean-going ships to be aware of possible destruction, May 1, 1915.
  • Poster: World War I weapons & warfare photos.
  • Coded “Zimmerman Telegram” with decoded transcript, January 19, 1917.
  • U.S. Selective Service Act, April 2, 1917.
  • U.S. Declaration of War on Germany, April 6, 1917.
  • Poster: Insignia & uniforms of U.S. Army, Navy and Marine personnel.
  • Poster: Trench warfare photo collection.
  • Front page “Extra” from the Cleveland News on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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