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Michigan WWI General Resources

The Great War: A Visual History

American Battle Monuments Commission
Significant events from the war shown on an interactive map and timeline.
https://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/interactive/interactive_files/WW1/index.html

The USA Before Joining WWI

The Great War Channel
A look into the events and overall climate in the United States prior to entering the war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57JKPEryvXQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLB2vhKMBjSxNUxpltTT98mcQlIqyVzfjG

WWI Leaders

HISTORY.com
Photo gallery and descriptions of world leaders during the war.

Kaiser Wilhelm II: The Last German Emperor

The Great War Channel
An introduction to Kaiser Wilhelm II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKe8WYiHCao

Breaking News: Austrian Heir and His Wife Murdered

National WWI Museum and Memorial
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand presented as a modern-day news story.
https://theworldwar-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/prod/s3fs-public/June28_1914_BreakingNews.pdf

Tanks in WWI

Library of Congress
A collection of newspaper articles on the newly invented tank.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/tanks.html

Flying Yanks: American Airmen in WWI

American Battle Monuments Commission
An interactive look at the evolution of aviation during WWI.
https://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/interactive/interactive_files/FY/

Battle of the Somme

Epic History
Video on the brutal first day of the Somme Offensive in 1914.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqvALkpsfRo

Ypres-Lys Offensive

American Battle Monuments Commission
Battle interactive following the paths of American forces in 1918 as they fought alongside the Allies to liberate Belgium and northeastern France.
https://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/interactive/interactive_files/YL_Website/

WWI Warfare

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
WWI combat footage from the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive.
https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn1004540

The Volunteers: Americans Join WWI

AFS Intercultural Programs
Full unit on American involvement in WWI
http://thevolunteers.afs.org/lesson-plans/#

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