World War I

WWI has been richly covered and lots of wonderful projects sit in our notebooks to prove it.  The School History site was invaluable for me during this unit!!  You can see some of the activities we chose to use from School History below.

This map shows the allies at the beginning of the war.

This is a diagram of trench warfare.

This is a chart of several important points of the war.

And this is a map of the new Europe established after the end of the war.

I bought the game A Journey Through Europe for $1.00 at a curriculum sale last summer.  It was a great was to reinforce important places in Europe.  I haven’t linked it because I don’t think it’s available anymore, but it would be a good one to keep in the back of your mind as you visit curriculum and yard sales.

Below are the resources that have been in my sidebar.  I hope you find them useful!

World War I

I’m kind of bummed that our library has such a limited selection of age-appropriate WWI books. These books and DVD’s  got us pretty far, though.

When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer, New York City to the Western Front 1917 (Dear America Series)World War I: The Definitive Visual HistorySergeant York


Great Websites

Thanks to Jimmie for making me aware of most of these links!

School History – This is an awesome site where I am finding most of our activities

Mr. Donn’s Lesson Links

Teacher Oz – Links to every aspect of WWI

Art of the First World War

WWI Timeline

Animated Map of the Western Front


  1. I saw your email over on the Author’s Circle and I just wanted you to know that I received this in my Google Reader.

    We will be covering WWI for the second time next year and I am going to bookmark your entry so I can use some of your resources. The Art of the First World War intrigues me. 🙂

    Thanks Cindy.

  2. Every year I run a big history night for area homeschoolers and we spent the better part of the month working on projects. Last year my daughter did The Great Depression and one book that was amazing was “We Had Everything But Money”. This book is full of first hand account stories from people who lived through it all. It is put out by Reiman publishers (the same people who produce such magazines as Reminise & Country Woman Magazine). I recommend you check it out!

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