- “Life in the tenches of the First World War”
- “Nearly 100 years later, Passamaquoddy veteran honored for service“
- “Animals the helped win World War I“
- “What was the Zimmerman Telegram?“
- “World War I’s Native American Code Talkers”
- “Why were Americans who served in WW I called doughboys?“
- “MANFRED, BARON VON RICHTHOFEN” (fighter pilot WWI)
- “World War I Letters Show Theodore Roosevelt’s Unbearable Grief After the Death of his Son“
- “Why It Matters Whether Students Learn About World War I in American History or World History Class“
- “History Faceoff: Should the U.S. Have Entered World War I?“
- “The Unsung Equestrian Heroes Of World War I And The Plot To Poison Them“
- “At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power“
- “How Woodrow Wilson’s War Speech to Congress Changed Him – and the Nation“
- “The Last Doughboy of World War I: Frank Buckles lied about his age to serve in World War I“
- “During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture”
- Women On the Frontlines of WWI Came to Operate Telephones“
- Harlem Hellfighters: The Overlooked African-American Heroes Of World War I
Below are examples of student projects. There are positive aspects of these projects and also areas for improvement. Consider what format best suits your skills and your interviewees wishes. Again, these are not perfect but can provide you with some guidance as you pull together your final draft.
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The Project collects first-hand accounts of
U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1939-1945
- Cold War
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Grenada–History–American Invasion, 1983
- Panama–History–American Invasion, 1989
- Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
- Persian Gulf War, 1991
- United Nations Operation in Somalia
- Haiti–History–American intervention, 1994-1995
- Operation Allied Force, 1999
- Peacekeeping forces–Bosnia and Hercegovina
- Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
- Afghan War, 2001-
- Iraq War, 2003-2011
Standard Oil, his company, is one of the biggest reasons we have anti-monopoly laws. Read mare about it HERE.
True or False: “#2 Progressive President: Howard Taft True/False”
As you watch complete the “#2 Progressive President: Theodore Roosevelt True/False”
The pen is sometimes mightier than the sword.
“It may be a cliché, but it was all too true for journalists at the turn of the century. The print revolution enabled publications to increase their subscriptions dramatically. What appeared in print was now more powerful than ever. Writing to Congress in hopes of correcting abuses was slow and often produced zero results. Publishing a series of articles had a much more immediate impact. Collectively called MUCKRAKERS, a brave cadre of reporters exposed injustices so grave they made the blood of the average American run cold.”
It appears that many of you could use some “brushing up” on your American government, history, and civics. I heard a lot of you say, “I feel like I should know this…”
I have attached a link to the 100 Civics Questions and Answers (with MP3 Audio). Go a head! Learn!
Our next topic will be immigration. I came across this short video on Ellis Island – it is riddled with “fun facts.” Additionally, an article is entitled, “The Messy Fight to Feed Immigrants at Ellis Island.” Feel free to expand your knowledge!
Excerpt: “When Joseph Haas landed on Ellis Island, he was overwhelmed. The undernourished 14-year-old had been on a boat from Germany for weeks. He was alone. As he entered the Great Hall, he heard a cacophony of languages. The day was a blur—but almost 70 years later, he still remembered eating his first meal in America, a boxed lunch that cost two of the ten dollars he carried in his pocket….”
In class we have been studying the Gilded Age and industrialism in America at the turn of the century. As a Mainer, I love to see the role the hard working men, women, and children of Maine played in shaping our country’s history. Below is an excerpt from the Maine Memory Network, along with a link to the article and images.
“By the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, increasing numbers of women worked outside the home for pay, in jobs that ranged from dirty, hot, and dangerous factory work, to teaching school or owning one’s own business.”