Educator Guide for World War I: Lesson and Legacies

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 3/19/2018

In honor of America's entry into "The War to End All Wars" in 1917, World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the war and its lasting impact and far-reaching influence on American life. From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionization movement to women's suffrage, World War I led to pivotal changes in America's culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. It redefined how we saw ourselves as Americans and its legacy continues today.

This free resource includes eight posters and an educators' guide, that can be used to spark an inquiry-based activity in your classroom. To receive the posters, submit a request through the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Common Core State Standards (Grades K-12)

Common Core State Standards (Grades 9-10)

Common Core State Standards (Grades 11-12)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 6-8)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 9-12)