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World War I Primary Sources

World War I Primary Sources
Product Description
World War I Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!

Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinion, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events. As a result, students experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.

The 20 World War I Primary Sources are:
1. Headline of The Sun, a New York newspaper – 1914
2. Photograph of German soldiers marching through the fields of Belgium during the 1914 invasion
3. Photograph of a German U-boat submarine – 1914
4. Illustration of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat – 1915
5. Photograph of the first armed Serbian aircraft – 1915
6. Photographs of land weapons of World War I – 1914- 1919
7. Depictions of trench warfare – 1914-1918
8. Leaders of the Allied Powers after the United States entered the war in 1917
9. United States propaganda poster – 1917
10. British sugar ration card – 1917
11. Women’s Land Army poster displayed in Great Britain – 1917
12. From the diary of famous German pilot Manfred von Richthofen – 1917
13. United States recruitment posters for its branches of military service – 1917
14. Various hospital conditions during World War I – 1917
15. Leaders of the Central Powers of World War I – 1918
16. Cartoon depicting YWCA hostess houses in seventy camps – 1918
17. Poster entitled “If I fail, he dies” – ca. 1918
18. Newspaper article reporting the surrender of German forces – 1918
19. Poster entitled “At Work Again” – 1919
20. Poems from World War I – 1914-1919
Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
Unknown
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