The Great War Web Quest Objective: To study the effects of the Great War on different nations and individuals Procedure



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The Great War Web Quest
Objective: To study the effects of the Great War on different nations and individuals
Procedure: Using the following internet resources, answer the following questions to the best of your ability. These are extensive websites with literally thousands of documents, keep searching and you will find what you are looking for!


  • “Trenches on the web”

http://www.worldwar1.com



  • “First world war”

http://www.firstworldwar.com/index.htm

Questions:

1) Propaganda: Locate at least TWO examples of propaganda from at least 2 different countries. Examine the propaganda and a) describe what you see, b) explain what message you think this piece is trying to express.


*Propaganda #1: Country_______________________________

a)


b)

*Propaganda #2: Country_______________________________

a)

b)


*Propaganda #3: Country_______________________________

a)


b)

2) Casualties: List the casualties (dead and injured) suffered by at least three countries as a result of World War I. Include a) military casualties and b) civilian casualties

(Good website for this is: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/ww1-loss.htm


Country #1______________________________________

a)
b)
Country #2______________________________________

a)
b)


Country #3______________________________________

a)
b)



3) Memorabilia: Find at least four different examples of soldier’s and/or civilian’s memorabilia from World War I. This can be many things: a personal account of the war, a poem, a couple of photographs, a song, a poem, a letter, a description of weaponry/uniform worn by soldiers of a particular country. For each piece, explain where and when this memorabilia came from and why you think it is significant. No one word answers! Each piece should have several sentences of explanation!
Example # 1

Example #2


Example #3

Example #4




Still more time? Explore and describe one of the following topics of your choice: World War I Weaponry, World War I Battles, and World War I famous people. You may also choose to go into more depth on any of the previous topics.

****Extra Credit***: Using the information you have gathered and images you print up or draw, create a scrap book page from the perspective of a World War I soldier or civilian. In your scrapbook, explain what country you are from, and include several artifacts gathered during the webquest to show what your experience of “The Great War” was like.

(If this is very well done, I will drop a zero, or give 3 homework passes. If done, but not spectacular, I will give extra points accordingly)


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