Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze Americans' experiences during World War I.
The World War I: American Experiences of War Primary Source Packet familiarizes students with Americans' war experiences during the Great War Years (1914 - 1918). The sources in the packet and the corresponding guiding questions give students a strong foundation of essential World War I knowledge.
- 23 full-color photographs of objects, posters, newspapers and songs
- Discussion questions, context, guiding questions for each source
- Soldier’s handmade trench candle. 1914-1918.
- U.S. Army issue gas mask and bag. 1914-1918.
- French aeronautical map in holder. 1914-1918.
- Decorated flour sack banner. Circa 1914-1918.
- German Black Bread. Circa 1914-1918.
- Western Union Telegram. 1917.
- Leila Heath and others. 1917-1918.
- William Krensing. 1918.
- Surgical dressing units, St. Paul. 1918.
- Minnesota Commission of Public Safety Order No. 37. 1918.
- Bemidji Daily Pioneer. April 6, 1917. Page 1.
- Bemidji Daily Pioneer. November 11, 1918. Page 1.
- Rochester Daily Post and Record. November 11, 1918. Page 1.
- “What are you going to do for your country?” American Red Cross poster. Circa 1914-1918.
- Draft registration card for Fulda man. September 12, 1918.
- The Tomahawk. September 12, 1918. Page 1.
- The Twin City Star, August 3, 1918. Page 1.
- The Appeal. December 28, 1918. Page 1.
- “Remember Belgium.” Bond drive poster. 1918.
- “On Which Side of the Window are You?” Enlistment poster. 1917.
- “Enlist in the Signal Corps.” Enlistment poster. 1917-1918.
- Camp Songs of the United States Army and Navy. 1917-1918.
- “They Were All Out of Step But Jim”. Sheet music. 1918.
World War I American Experiences of War Common Core ELA Standards
World War I American Experiences of War Minnesota ELA Standards
World War I American Experiences of War Minnesota Social Studies Standards
World War I American Experiences of War National Social Studies Standards and C3 Framework