Jot down thoughts, reactions to the images you see based on the guiding questions that precede each group of slides. I will only be asking questions. A picture book of WWI Purpose: To develop our own understanding through images of the war. Who is involved?
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Jot down thoughts, reactions to the images you see based on the guiding questions that precede each group of slides.
I will only be asking questions.
Who is involved?
Why are so few successful against so many?
The Alliance System
Two Sides Emerge
What do you notice about the size and progress of the two warring factions?
Who was involved in the war? How was this different from past wars?
Economic & Imperial Rivalries
Pan-Slavism: The Balkans, 1914
The“Powder Keg”of Europe
Farthest Central Powers Push
If this event didn’t happen, would there have still been a WWI?
Archduke Franz Ferdinand & His Family
The Assassination: Sarajevo
What emotions are used in recruitment efforts? Why is this effective? Does this still happen today?
Who is being targeted?
What is different from past conflicts?
Financing the War
Hun = derogatory term for Germans
Think of Your Children!
What role do women play in the war? How is this different?
What will women be expecting to get after the war?
Financing the War
French Women Factory Workers
German Women Factory Workers
Working in the Fields
A Woman Ambulance Driver
Red Cross Nurses
Women in the Army Auxiliary
Russian Women Soldiers
How does new technology change the way the war is fought?
The Schlieffen Plan
The Western Front
French Renault Tank
An abbreviation of “Unterseeboot” (undersea boat) refers to military submarines operated by Germany
Allied Ships Sunk by U-Boats
Why does the U.S. get involved?
The Sinking of the Lusitania
May 7, 1915 – British luxury liner was torpedoed by a German submarine, killing 1198 people
The Zimmerman Telegram
Britain intercepted a telegram proposal from Berlin to Mexico, suggesting that Mexico join Germany as an ally if the US entered the war.
If Mexico declared war against the U.S., then U.S. might not deploy troops to Europe. In return, Germany would provide support in reclaiming Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Zimmerman telegram revealed
Seven U.S. merchant ships sunk by German subs
President Wilson calls for war on Germany on April 6, 1917
Americans in the Trenches
What emotions do these paintings evoke?
How is this different from perspectives on war in the past?
“A Street in Arras”John Singer Sargent, 1918
“Oppy Wood” – John Nash, 1917
“Those Who Have Lost Their Names”Albin Eggar-Linz, 1914
“Gassed and Wounded”Eric Kennington, 1918
“Paths of Glory”C. R. W. Nevinson, 1917
What countries suffered the highest casualty rates?
Why do you think this is?
November 11, 1918
The Somme American Cemetary, France
116,516 Americans Died
World War I Casualties (Injured and Killed)