Battles of WWI Inquiry & Investigation Timeline & Mapping Activity World War One

Grade Levels
7th - 11th, Homeschool
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Allow students to investigate the battles and strategies of WWI with an engaging lesson that sparks inquiry and practices analysis skills as they collect data on key events in the Great World War One.

This inquiry and data and image analysis activity guides students through the investigation of 7 battles or major events from the Great War with the task of collecting data for timelining and mapping WWI.

Set the lesson up as a great investigation with mysterious music playing in the background to engage your sleuths in the discovery of the battles that helped to create stalemates, controversy, or even warnings from outside powers on the war.

Student organizer allows students to timeline and map the data they collect. Wrap-up question bring the lesson together and help students make connections on the events and conclusion of the war.

Resource Includes

7 WWI Battle Folder Sets (3 pages in each with map, image, quotes, and facts)

Setup that will work for projection to introduce activity

Student handouts for Timeline and Mapping

Wrap-Up Question

Teaching suggestions for varied activities

Battles Addressed

Battle of Tannenberg

Battle of the Marne

Gallipoli Campaign

Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (Sinking of Lusitania)

Battle of Verdun

Battle of the Somme

Argonne Offensive

Social Studies Skills Addressed


Reading Comprehension

Image Analysis

Quote Analysis

Data Collection


About this Resource

See PREVIEW for complete resource.

Suggestions for implementing lesson is included, but no specific answer key included since student data collection will (and should) vary. I encourage going over the entire resource as a wrap-up to conclude the lesson, checking student accuracy and comprehension.

Created for use in a unit on WWI, but could be used for any geographic or historic study of the U.S. or world.

This is also included in my World War One Complete Unit.

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


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