World War I
Topics: background and causes, first days of the war, leaders, new methods of warfare, life in the trenches, major battles, U.S. entry into the war, women, home fronts, unusual stories, and the war's aftermath. Eleven fascinating historical articles (four or five pages long, and reproducible for easy distribution) summarize main points and deliver colorful, memorable details about history. Following each illustrated article, three or four reproducible worksheets test comprehension and spark deeper engagement through creative writing, arts and crafts projects, research starters, critical thinking questions, what-if scenarios, and other activities. Grades 48. Suggested readings. Answer keys.
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Chapter 2The Lights Go Out in Europe 10
Chapter 3Leaders in Wartime 18
Chapter 4New Methods of Warfare 26
Chapter 5Life in the Trenches 34
Chapter 6Major Battles 42
Chapter 9 The Home Fronts
Chapter 10 Unusual and Interesting Stories
Chapter 11 The Aftermath
Answers to Activities
Agree/Disagree aircraft Allies Alvin York ambulance American Answer Archduke Francis Ferdinand armed assassination attack Austria Austria-Hungary Balkan Bar Graph Battle became began Belgian Belgium blockade Britain British Bulgaria called casualties caused Central Powers chapter Clemenceau Complete Sentences conscientious objectors countries czar death died Empire enemy Europe European fighting Flora Sandes fought France Francis Ferdinand Franz Joseph French soldiers Gavrilo Princip German Germany's home front joined Kaiser Wilhelm killed kilometers later League lines provided Lusitania Man's Land Marne military million months munitions Name Date Write nations Nicholas number of troops nurses officer Pacifists pandemic Paris percent person phosgene pilots place the number poison gas President Wilson Rasputin rats Russia Schlieffen Schlieffen Plan Serbia Serbian army shells ship shot Somme Sophie story submarine tanks territory took town trench fever trench foot trench warfare Triple Entente United wars weapon western front women World wounded Yussupov Zimmerman Telegram