World War 1 PowerPoint Lesson

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Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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  • PPTX
74 pages
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This World War 1 PowerPoint Lesson is the perfect addition to your social studies classroom! It includes 74 slides of information that are visually engaging and include many pictures, website links, thought-provoking questions, and even a song! I use it to teach my fifth graders about this concept, but it is appropriate for older students as well.

The lesson covers the following topics:

1. Events that led to WW1

2. The fighting begins - more countries join the fight

3. Trench warfare

4. Events that led to U.S. involvement (Lusitania and the Zimmermann Telegram)

5. American experience in the war

6. Heroes: Eddie Rickenbacker, John C. York

7. Technology used

8. Propaganda examples

9. War's impact at home (includes a patriotic song that students can listen to/sing along with)

10. Major Battles and Events

11. Woodrow Wilson

12. The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

13. In Remembrance: Poppy Fields

This lesson (along with guided notes, printables, and an assessment) is INCLUDED in my World War I Unit


Take a look at my other history lessons:

Civil War and Reconstruction Unit

Westward Expansion Unit

The Suffrage Movement

The Early 1900’s Unit

American Expansionism

The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression Unit

World War 2 Unit

The Cold War Conflicts

Civil Rights Movement

September 11 Attacks

Economics Unit

Save with Bundles: History Bundle 1, History Bundle 2, History Bundle 3, History Bundle 4



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Total Pages
74 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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