World War I WebQuest
What is it like to be in a conflict at the
Wars are not only fought at the war's front. They
are also fought at the homefront. Here, the battles are for the
hearts and support of those at home, as well as for the parents and
children of those sent to battle.
Your task is to follow each of the following pairs of links. After
visiting each set of sites, your team should:
- discuss what it was like to be a
citizen, a parent, a sister, a child asked to support World
War I from home, outside of the war zones.
- go to your team's worksheet and write
down an understanding or truth, based on the set #1
workstation/Internet sites that you just visited [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 citizen, a parent, a sister, or
a child during this conflict?".
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
Remember - your entire team will be assessed on what you write
down and turn in!
Be sure to use your BACK button to keep returning to this
Visit these sites:
- Set #1: as a citizen
- Citizen support was essential to the success of the
war movement. Many forms of both education and persuasion
were used to support government decisions and to focus
will win the war
Read the first paragraph, then scroll to the bottom;click
on, read and discuss documents #4 - #9
Go to the Poster
War site. Read the introduction, then click on
continue with exhibit.
Follow the arrows that point to the right, at the bottom
of each page.
Take to time to view several of the posters.
- Set #3: as a parent, child, sister or brother:
- Soldiers are always part of someone's family. These
relationships are often what we remember the most from a
letters of Francis James Mack
An Australian Soldier at the European front.
Scroll slowly down the page. Read the letters dated:
- January 27, 1917
- April 8, 1917
- February 1, 1918
- May 27, 1918
- July 12, 1918
- July 18, 1918
- July 30, 1918
From the British homefront, there is the Order
of the White Feather
will Remember' memoir
Epitaphs from the headstones of the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission; scroll down the page and the memorials [note
last updated 4 December, 2001
- Doll, M.F.V. "The Poster War - For Home and Country." The
Poster War: Allied Propaganda Art of the First World War. 21 March
1999. The Provincial Museum of Alberta. 28 December 1999.
- Poster War:
- The Poster War: Allied Propaganda Art of the First World War.
21 March 1999. The Provincial Museum of Alberta. 28 December 1999.
- "Food will win the war" and "A Question of
- Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: World War I: lessons 2
and 4. 1 July 1998. The Alabama Department of History and
Archives. 1 January 2000.
- The Letters of Francis James Mack
- Mack, Frank. "ANZAC Memories." Trenches on the Web. 10
November 1999. member of HistoryChannel.com affiliate program . 1
January 2000. <http://www.worldwar1.com/sfanzac1.htm>.
- Women's contributions
- "The Great War: Interviews." The Great War and the Shaping of
the 20th Century. . PBS Online, KCET (Los Angeles) and the BBC. 1
- 'Swavesey will Remember' memoir
- Curme, Phillip. "Commemorations of the Somme" World War I
Document Archive. 11 January 1999. The Great War Primary Documents
Archive, Inc. 1 January 2000.
- Order of the White Feather
- "Order of the White Feather." British History 1700 - 1950.
Spartacus Educational Internet Encyclopedia. 1 January 2000.
- An Unfortunate Region
- Hoveling, M. and van den Heuvel, P.. "Individuals: epitaphs."
The Unfortunate Region. 17 December 1999. . 8 January 2000.