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WWI Assignment

World War 1 Web Quest

Directions:  Go to the link to answer the question or complete the task.  Type your answers directly onto these pages.  YOU WILL NEED TO READ TO FIND THE ANSWERS!

  1. Link:  other names for the war

Question:  What were at least two other names for the war?

Answer:

  1. Link: When the war began

Question:  What year did the war begin?

Answer:

  1. Link:  When the war ended

Question:  What year did the war end?

Answer:

 

  1. Link: Cause of war

Question:  What is said to have started the war?

Answer:

  1. Link: Names of the sides

2nd Link:  Who was in the war

3rd Link:  Maps of Europe

Questions:  a. (1st link) What were the two opposing sides

called in the war?

  1. (click on “PLAY ANIMATION” on the 2nd

         link and view the slides) Name at least one

country who was on each side (be sure to

tell the name of the side they were on)

  1. (2nd link) What side was Italy on?
  2. (3rd link) Attach a map of Europe as it

would have appeared at the time of World

War 1.

Answers:  a.

b.

d.

  1. Link: US gets involved

Question:  When did the United States enter the war

(the exact date)?

Answer:

  1. Link: Reasons US got involved

Question:  What were two reasons the United States entered the war?

Answer:

  1. Link: President at the time

2nd Link:  Presidential Pics

Questions:  a. Which American President was in office                             when the US declared war?

  1. (2nd link) Attach a picture of that president.

Answer a:

Picture b:

  1. Link: Lusitania (watch the video, then answer both questions…)

Question:  a. (watch the video) What was the Lusitania?

  1. What happened to the Lusitania?

Answers: a.

b.

  1. Link: Uniforms

Question:  What did the United States’ soldiers’ uniforms look like?  Attach at least two pictures.

Pictures:

Question:  What is propaganda?

Answer:

Questions:  a. What was the CPI?

  1. What was their mission?
  2. What was George Creel chosen to do?
  3. What was Creel’s occupation?
  4. Where was Creel from?
  5. Why did Creel create the Division of

Pictoral Publicity?

  1.         Who were some of the illustrators Creel

hired to create war posters?

  1.   Choose at least one of the images on the

website that was created to help the war

effort.  Attach it below.

Answers: a.

c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

h.

Question:  Propaganda posters were popular during the war.  Pick one from the link.  Attach it below and explain what you think it is trying to persuade the reader to do or think.

Poster and Explanation:

Question:  Who is Uncle Sam, and what is the legend surrounding his creation?

Answer:

Question:  Propaganda was also used in cartoons.  Look at the propaganda cartoon in the link.  What do you think it means?

Answer:

Question:  Name and describe at least 3 weapons used in WW1.

Answer:

Question:  Attach at least 3 pictures of weapons used in WW1.

Photos:

Question:  What were at least 3 roles taken on by women in WW1?

Answer:

Question:  Who was Eugene Bullard and how did he contribute to history?

Answer:

Questions:  a. Where was American president Harry

Truman born?

  1. In WW1, where did Harry Truman serve

and what was his military ranking

(private, lieutenant, corporal, captain,

etc..)?

Answer:

Questions:  What did Harry Truman look like in WW1 and as President?  Attach a photo from each time period.

Photos:

Questions:  a. Where was General John J. Pershing born

and raised?

  1. In WW1, What was Pershing selected by

President Wilson to do?

  1. After reading the article, do you believe

Pershing was a hero?  Support your opinion

with 2 facts from the article.

Answers:       a.

b.

c.

Questions:  What did John J. Pershing look like?  Attach a photograph.

Photo:

Question:  On this link there are songs that were often sung by soldiers in WW1.  Listen to at least 3 of the songs and copy and paste the lyrics to your favorite below.

Song lyrics:

Question:  Irving Berlin was a composer who served in World War 1.  He wrote the song “Oh!  How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” to make fun of the morning bugle call (called reveille—pronounced rev-uh-lee) that many of the soldiers hated.  Watch the cartoon that goes along with the song and list at least four examples of personification in the cartoon.

Examples of personification:

Question:  During World War 1, there was a lot of poetry written by individuals known as “war poets.”  Name three who were particularly well-known below.

“War poets” names:

Question:  A sonnet is a poem with 14 lines; each line contains 10 syllables.  Using this definition, name at least one war sonnet written by each of the three poets you named above.  Be sure to tell who wrote each poem.

Poem titles and authors:

Question:  Name three animals that were used during

World War 1. Choose one and tell how that type of animal    was used in the war.

Animals:

How one of the animals was used:

Question:  The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of WW1.

  1. Where is it located?
  2. After browsing the site, go to “Collections

& Exhibitions” and describe at least one

exhibit you found interesting.

Answer:    a.

b.

BONUS:  IF YOU FINISH THIS WEBQUEST EARLY, YOU MAY GO TO THE LINKs BELOW AND PLAY THE GAMES:

  1. http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/games.shtml
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