World War I WebQuest
What is it like to be in a conflict as a
This was the first war where warfare also came
from the skies. What was it like to be a pilot fighting the war from
hundreds of feet above the battlefields and
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
pilot during this conflict.
- 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 pilot 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
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:
last updated 18 December, 2001
- Cosmas, G.A (ed.). "Marine Flyer in France." The World War I
Document Archive. 29 December 1996. Great War Primary Documents
Archive, Inc. 28 December 1999.
- The Royal Flying Corps
- Wilson, Patrick. "The Royal Flying Corps." World War I
Aviation pages. 9 January 2000. 8 July 2000.
- Iavarone, Mike . "Zeppelins." Trenches on the Web. 10 November
1999. member of HistoryChannel.com affiliate program. 4 January
- Eddie Rickenbacker and Aces of World War I
- "Edward Rickenbacker." Aces of the United States. 5 July 1999.
The Aerodrome: Aces and Aircraft of WWI. 2 January 2000.
- The Red Baron
- "Manfred von Richthofen." British History 1700 - 1950.
Spartacus Educational Internet Encyclopedia. 1 January 2000.
- Allied Aircraft and Equipment/Central Powers Aircraft and
- Cosmas, G.A (ed.). "Allied Aircraft and Equipment/Central
Powers Aircraft and Equipment." The World War I Document Archive.
29 December 1996. Great War Primary Documents Archive, Inc. 28
- The American Air Service
- General William Mitchell."The American Air Service in the
Great war: Part II" The Doughboy Center: The Story of the American
Expeditionary Force; The Great War Society. 1998. WWI: Trenches on
the Web. 8 January 2000.