On this page you will find lists of people, places, and dates to include in lessons about World War I. This page also has links to other resources for this time period, including a link to a list of children's books about World War I.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924) The 28th President of the United States who led the United States in World War I and helped form the League of Nations
General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860 - 1948) General in the United States Army who led the American forces during World War I
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863 - 1914) Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose assassination in Sarajevo marked the beginning of World War I
David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945) - Prime minister of Great Britain during World War I
Lawrence of Arabia (Thomas Edward Lawrence) (1888 - 1935) British soldier who
organized the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941) Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia during
World War I
Czar Nicholas II (1868 - 1918) The last tsar of Russia who was executed (along with his family) by the Bolsheviks
Vladimir Lenin (1870 - 1924) Founder of the Bolsheviks and the leader of the Russian
Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973) Highest-scoring American fighter ace in World War I
Alvin C. York (1887 - 1964) American soldier in World War I who received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest
Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron" (1892 - 1918) German fighter pilot who is
considered the top ace of World War I
The Lusitania - A British transatlantic liner that was sunk by a German U-boat on May 7th, 1915, killing 1198 people, including 128 Americans
The Great War - World War I (1914-1918)
Triple Alliance - Pre-WWI alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
Triple Entente - Pre-WWI alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia
Central Powers of World War I - The nations of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey
Allied Powers - The countries of Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, and
the United States
Isolationism - Foreign policy approach taken by the United States during the initial years
of World War I
Trench Warfare - The type of combat used in World War I in which the opposing troops
fought from trenches that were facing each other
Western Front - The Battleground in France and Belgium where the German and the Allies fought in trenches during World War I
No Man's Land - The strip of land between the trenches of the opposing German and
Allied forces during World War I
Conscripts - Soldiers who were drafted into service
Infantry - Foot soldiers of an army
Doughboy - An informal name for an American infantryman in World War I
Tommy - An informal name for a private in the British army
Shell shock - Mental distress and exhaustion caused by the stress of prolonged engagement in warfare
Howitzer - A short cannon capable of firing shells high into the air
Maxim gun - The first automatic machine gun
Vickers gun - A British machine gun
U-Boat - A German submarine
Ace - A fighter pilot who shot down at least five enemy planes
Dogfight - A battle fought in the air between fighting aircraft
Reconnaissance - Observation to gather information about the position and movement
of enemy forces
Periscopes - Tube containing mirrors or prisms that allowed soldiers to see over the top
ot their trenches.
"Over the top" - Charging out of the trench, often into enemy fire
Spanish Flu - An influenza pandemic that lasted from 1918 to 1920 and killed millions of people worldwide
Armistice - An agreement between opposing armies to stop fighting in order to discuss
Armistice Day - The anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1919
Treaty of Versailles (1919) - The peace treaty that officially ended World War I
Bolshevik Revolution - Seizure of power by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917
Wilson's Fourteen Points - President Wilson's plan for a peace negotiation after World War I
The League of Nations - Organization that was created after World War I to help nations
settle disputes peacefully
June 28,1914 -Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia
April 6, 1917 - United States declares war on Germany
November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day: fighting stops at 11 A.M.
June 28,1919 - Treaty of Versailles: Peace treaty is signed by German delegates and Allies in Versailles
For a full timeline for World War I, see PBS.org's timeline
NeoK12 has a page about World War I that contains matching games, videos, maps, and quizzes.
Eyewitness to History has a page about America's involvement in World War I.
MrDonn.org has lessons and links for learning about World War I.
Firstworldwar.com is a multimedia history of World War I.
Coloring page of American Soldiers of World War I by Education.com
Jimmie's Collage has resources for a lapbook or notebook about World War I.
PBS.org has pages about the Great War that includes events leading up to the war, maps, and timelines. This site also has a page about how The Great War is still having an affect upon the world, even today.
ActivityVillage.co.uk has printable Remembrance Day poems, including "In Flanders Fields" by Dr John McCrae.
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