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National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper.  NARA drives openness, cultivate public participation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy through public access to high-value government records.

For the World War I centennial, NARA is highlighting lessons, collections and materials that tell the story of America’s involvement in the War.

WWI Resource Homepage(s):

National Archives - World War I Centennial

Homepage for NARA's World War I collections and resources.

Other linked resources

» Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath

Article from Prologue magazine (National Archives) on Ernest Hemingway's war-related writings (for both World Wars)

» Analyze a Poster

Poster analysis worksheet; useful for lessons on propaganda or homefront war effort posters.

» Extending Suffrage to Women

Online lesson to stimulate discussion of granting women the vote within the context of World War I

» The Zimmermann Telegram

Online lesson involving analysis of the coded message and discussion on its impact.

» Comparing WWI Food Conservation Posters

Online lesson designed to generate discussion on aspects of the U.S. homefront

» Baseball on the World War I Homefront

Online interactive lesson and discussion.

» Artists Document World War I

Online activity and discussion, built around artwork of U.S. troops arriving in France.

» Americans on the Homefront Helped Win World War I

Online lesson based on document exploration and analysis.

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