World War I WebQuest
What is it like to be in a conflict as a
civilian in the war zone?
Civilians in the combat zones are not members of
the armed forces, but they are the ones who must bear the burden of
Your task is to follow each of the following pairs of links. After
visiting each set of sites, your team should:
Remember - your entire team will be assessed on what you
write down and turn in!
- discuss what it was like to be a
civilian or refugee in the war zones during World war
- go to your team's worksheet and write
down an understanding or truth, based on the set #1
workstation/internet sites that you just visitied [see
below]. If you need a worksheet, click here.
- then proceed to the next pair of sites
of materials and repeat steps 1 and 2
- When you have visited, discussed and written down your
understandings from the 3 sets of websites and/or other work
stations that you visited, you will then complete
the last section of your worksheet that answers the
question "What was it like to be a civilian or refugee during this
Remember, in the next stage [Stage 2] of this WebQuest,
each member of your team will be sharing your team's response with
a larger group of participants. Make sure your understanding and
analysis will help this larger group understand the essential
Be sure to use your BACK button to keep returning to this
Visit these sites:
Set #2: neutral nations
Neutral Army Prepares for the Great War
Only ten countries managed to stay neutral during World
War I. This did not mean that they were not affected by the
Set #3: the suffering through the eyes and hearts of
of the first world war
- * suffering
When you arrive at the site of 'Art of the first World
War, read the introductory page.
Then, click on #71 [C.R.W. Nevinson]. Use the
pointers to continue through #90. If you would like to see
one of the paintings enlarged, simply click on it.
last updated 4 December, 2001
- Wielinga, M.P.. "Ppt-dia [#25]." Vluchtelingen in
Nederland 1914-1918. 14 October 1999. The First World War and
refugees in The Netherlands. 4 January 2000.
- Civilian Refugees
- Wielinga, M.P.. "Civilian Refugees 1914-1918." Refugees in the
Netherlands during the First World War. 14 October 1999. [last
viewed: 28 December 1999].
- Receiving refugees
- Wielinga, M.P. "Receiving refugees in The Netherlands during
the First World War 1914-1918" Refugees in the Netherlands during
the First World War. 14 October 1999. [last viewed: 28
- Neutral Nations
- "A Neutral Army in the Great War." The Heritage of the Great
War. 1 October 1997 . 8 January 2000.
- Art of the first world war
- "1914-1918: Art of the First World War." The Major Museums of
Europe. 7 October 1998. UNESCO. 8 January 2000.