Discover How an Assassination in Europe Could Trigger a Global War that Lasted over 4 Years and Killed 9 Million Soldiers
Using government records, diaries, letters, drawings and posters, students will follow inquiry-based learning to actively explore the causes of World War I and its horrors. They also will analyze how the U.S. managed to stay out of the war for three years, and why our nation was eventually drawn into the conflict. This ground-breaking experiential learning curriculum is at your fingertips via web-based access. It includes all relevant research and sourced material needed to document facts. Students will:
- View a student-narrated video that delivers a frank look at the cause and brutality of World War I on land and sea with a dramatic storyline and photos.
- Examine the experiences of soldiers on the Western Front, including life in the trenches and the attempt for civility with the Christmas Truce of 1914.
- Determine how the sinking of the British ocean liner, RMS Lusitania, and the discovery of the Zimmerman Telegraph led President Woodrow Wilson to ask Congress to declare war on Germany.