World War I: Scavenger Hunt. Directions. Use the BLUE text links to help you learn more about each of the topics on the timeline and to help you answer the questions. You should be able to finish 3 or more slides each day for 3 days.
Developed by Cheryl Tice, Instructional Support Specialist
6/28 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated
7/1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war, with Germany’s support, on Serbia
Russia, France and Britain came to Serbia’s aid
8/1: The Great War was underway
1/3: First large-scale use of ChemicalWeapons by the Germans
1/19: First German Zeppelinair raid on England. Listen to what eyewitness Sybil Morrisonhad to say about one of the Zeppelin attacks…
2/4: Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain
5/7: Sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania
8/30: Germany responds to US anger about the Lusitania by no longer sinking ships without warning
Late 1915: British develop their first mortar
Why did Germany sink the Lusitania?
1/1916: 1st combat tankready for demonstration in Britain
2/21 – 12/18: Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of the war
5/31 - 6/1: The Battle of Jutland (only major naval engagement ends in Stalemate)
11/7: Woodrow Wilsonre-elected as President
12/7: David Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister
What was Wilson’s campaign slogan during the 1916 race for the presidency? (on the site go to EDIT->FIND and type in ‘campaign slogan’)
Early in 1917: British Intelligence intercepts the Zimmerman Telegram, a secret German message to Mexico promising US territory to Mexico in return for supporting Germany
2/1: Germany once again declares unrestricted submarine warfare
4/1917: Wilson creates Committee on Public Information to promote the war domestically while publicizing American war aims abroad
4/6: US declares war on Germany
6/15: Congress approves the Espionage Act making it illegal to interfere in the war effort
1/18: Wilson offers 14 Pointsto World Peace
3/21: Germans launch the first of five major offensives to win the war before America joins the war
5/23: Germany bombs Paris
8/8: Allied counteroffensives on the Somme force the German army back
9/29: Allied troops breach German defenses at the Hindenberg line
10/28: Germany's sailors mutiny when asked to sail out to fight again
11/9: Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates
11/10: A German republic is established
11/11: The war endsin Europe as Germany and the Allies sign an Armistice
Define abdicate(2nd definition),kaiser(1st definition), and armistice.
6/28: Peace Treaty signed by German diplomats and the Allies in Versailles. See how Europe’s borderschanged as a result of World War I.
7/19: The Cenotaph (a war memorial) unveiled in London
8/1919 – 9/1919: Woodrow Wilson campaigns to ratify the Treaty of Versaillesto the American people
1/1920: Germany finally accepts the Versailles Treaty
3/19/1920: The US Senate fails to ratify the Versailles Treaty
1920: Warren Harding elected President
6/1921: US officially ended their part in the Great War by signing a separate treaty with the Central Powers.