8 Best-Selling Teacher Resources for Teaching World War I – U.S. History 1914-1918 WWI Teacher Resources

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8 Best-Selling U.S. History Teacher Favorites for Teaching World War I

Top Teacher Resources That Help Teach U.S. History 1914-1918

Here are eight best-selling teacher favorites for teaching World War I (a.k.a. WWI, WW1, or the Great War), including downloadable thematic units, classroom posters, and fun activities for teaching and learning about this period of global conflict from 1914-1918.

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World War I Teaching Resources

U.S. History Thematic Hybrid Unit: World War I Download

U.S. History Thematic Hybrid Unit: World War I Download

This versatile digital resource is an entire U.S. History World War I thematic unit in one place! PDFs include complete teacher edition and editable student pages. Students simply type their answers in, save, and upload! Printable and projectable, this unit is perfect for seamless teaching in class, at home, or any combination!

  • Flexible design works in any learning environment, ready to upload to Google Classroom or any other learning platform!
  • Differentiated and supportive, with a solid mix of warmups, out-of-the-box activities, content and skills practice, graphic organizers, primary source analysis, and resources.
  • Activities include: World War I Propaganda Analysis, Paris Peace Conference Simulation, and Document-Based Questions: The End of Innocence.
  • Ready to implement! No textbook, no problem. A historical context reading with bolded key vocab terms starts the unit.
  • Aligned to C3 and Common Core national standards.

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Also available in the complete set: Complete U.S. History 2 Thematic Hybrid Unit Curriculum Set of 9 Downloads

World History Thematic Hybrid Unit: World War I Download

World History Thematic Hybrid Unit: World War I Download

This is an entire World History WWI unit in one place! Editable PDFs include teacher and student pages. Students simply type their answers in, save, and upload! Printable and projectable, this unit is perfect for seamless teaching in class, at home, or any combination!

  • Designed for in-class use and remote learning, ready to upload to Google Classroom or any other learning platform!
  • Differentiated and supportive, with a solid mix of warmups, out-of-the-box activities, content and skills practice, graphic organizers, primary source analysis, and resources.
  • Activities include: “FARCE” book activities, Stimulating History: Paris Peace Conference Simulation, and Document-Based Questions on World War I.
  • Ready to implement! No textbook, no problem. A historical context reading with rich imagery and bolded key terms starts the unit.
  • Aligned to C3 and Common Core national standards.

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Also available in the complete set: Complete World History 2 Thematic Hybrid Unit Curriculum Set of 9 Downloads

The Essential U.S. History Primary Source Library: World War I Download

The Essential U.S. History Primary Source Library: World War I Download

This fully projectable download contains 25 digitized primary sources from World War I, plus an explanation of primary and secondary sources, and 10 reproducible mnemonic device graphic organizers to support your lesson. The World War I download features documents like:

  • The Zimmermann Telegram
  • Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points
  • Photographs from the front lines
  • And more!

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Also available in the complete set: The Essential U.S. History Primary Source Library: World War I Through Civil Rights Set of 5 Downloads

World War I Posters

World War I Propaganda Mini-Poster Set

World War I Propaganda Mini-Poster Set

This curated set of 20 propaganda posters from the WWI era serves as an excellent primary source collection to foster discussions on the importance of war bonds, the pressure to enlist, nationalism, the fight against isolationism, rationing, the transition in manufacturing, the roles of women and children at home, and more! Includes free Teachable Moments™ activity pages.

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It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Comprehensive timeline features dates, decisive battles, leaders, pop-culture events, primary source images, and key information about the war that didn’t end all wars but shaped the world we know today.

  • Spark discussions of history, events, causes and the effects of the war, and more with your students.

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World War I Mini-Poster Set of 12

World War I Mini-Poster Set of 12

Give students a fresh look at World War I with these amazingly detailed and eye-catching posters! Immerse them in the war era with actual newspaper clips from the war years, dramatic images, and thought-provoking text. This poster set shows all aspects of the war: who fought, what caused the conflict, and what was going on in the trenches and on the home front.

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If WWI Was a Food Fight Skinny Poster

If WWI Was a Food Fight Skinny Poster

World War I Like You've Never Seen It Before!

  • Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy are all hanging out in the cafeteria. Serbia knocks into Austria-Hungary and spills juice on it, making a scene.
  • Russia slips on ketchup, gets knocked out, and wakes up a totally different person.
  • Germany starts throwing shade at the United States…

What better way for students to learn the history of the Great War than in the context of a FOOD FIGHT?! Written FOR students by teachers, this epically massive food fight correlates perfectly to the chronological history of WWI. Students will be hooked, trying to figure out how each line of the story connects to the real events. Includes a free Teachable Moments™ download that provides you with a line-by-line answer key and student activity chart.

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World War I Classroom Activities

Common Core Lessons & Activities: Key Events of World War I Book

Common Core Lessons & Activities: Key Events of World War I Book

Meet the new Common Core State Standards for ELA as well as Literacy and Writing in History and Social Studies! This book is designed to supplement your Social Studies resources, adding new Common Core rigor, analysis, writing inference, text-dependent questions, and more into your daily instruction.

Here's how it works!

  • Work through the lessons and activities as a class to teach your students higher-order thinking, analysis, and the 21st-century skills necessary to meet new Common Core State Standards expectations.
  • Allow students to work through the lessons independently to build and practice these new skills.
  • Include technology, collaboration, presentations, and discussion in the activities as you desire—you can decide how in-depth to go.
  • Watch your class develop new abilities to meet the rigor of Common Core State Standards, right before your eyes!

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