Website URL: http://www.firstworldwar.com/
Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.
In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.
I ask the students to work through the following links:
1. Read these articles to get a clear picture of a soldier's life in the trenches during World War One
a. First World War.com -Life in the Trenches
b. Trench Warfare Photos (History Channel)
c. The Trenches: Symbol of Stalemate (The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century: this is a terrific website)
2. Posters in World War One
Go to Posters, United States.
Click through the posters on each of the 4 pages.
What is the intended audience? What does the government want people to do?
3. Read each of the following articles:
First World War.com - Women and WWI
First World War.com -No Man's Land
First World War.com - Observation Balloons
First World War.com -Poison Gas
First World War.com -Creeping Barrage
First World War.com -Big Bertha
First World War.com -Tanks
First World War.com - Snipers
First World War.com - Wiring Parties
First World War.com - A Night Counter-attack
First World War.com - Alvin C. York
Internet Movie Data Base: Sergeant York (played by Gary Cooper)
First World War.com - Hun
First World War.com - Hitler in WWI
4. Songs from the FirstWorldWar.com website (they are organized by year):
Most Famous Song in U.S.:
Bio of George M. Cohan
Other noteworthy songs:
I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.
1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page: