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World War I

The frame for the unit is M.A.I.N.: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism (causes of WWI). WWI poetry is included.

Famous Aces

Ponder
Who were these WWI fighter pilots who flew upon the wing for their countries?
1. William Avery Bishop
2. Eddie Rickenbacker
3. Manfred von Richthofen aka Red Baron
-Who is the Red Baron?
-Why is he famous?
-How did he die?
What is a dogfight
Books
The 100 Greatest Heroes
by H. Paul Jeffers
920 JEF
World War I: Biographies
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 920 PEN
World War I: Almanac
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW

 

Web Resources

Aerial Bombing

Books
101 Great Bombers
edited by Robert Jackson
623 ONE
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
World War I Almanac
by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN

 

Web Resources

Aircraft

Try these search terms:
-aces                           -aviation
-aerial warfare             -dogfight
-aeroplane                   -fighter pilot
-airplane                      -reconnaissance mission
-airship                             (information gathering)
Books
101 Great Fighters
edited by Robert Jackson
623 ONE
World War I: Primary Sources
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
World War I: Almanac
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
Aircraft of World War I
by John Hamilton
940.4 HAM

 

Web Resources

Airships: Zeppelins

Books
Weapons: Designing the Tools of War
by Jason Richie
623 RIC
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW

 

Web Resources

Armored Tanks

Books
Battle: A Visual Journey through 5,000 Years of Combat
by John Gibson Warry
OS 355.4 GRA
Military, Missiles & Military Transport of the 20th Century
by Christopher Chant
OS 355.8 CHR
101 Great Tanks
edited by Robert Jackson
623 ONE
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW
World War I: Primary Sources
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
World War I: Almanac
edited by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN

 

Web Resources

Zeppelin Shot Down

Shooting down a Zeppelin during the First World War
By English artist Wilf Hardy
Shooting Down A Zeppelin During The First World War. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 14 Nov 2011.

Artillery

Try these search terms:
-Big Bertha                  -Maxim (Hiram Maxim)
-cannon                       -mortar
-German Krupp           -Paris gun
-howitzer                     -rail gun
-machine gun              
                 
Books
Weapons: Designing the Tools of War
by Jason Richie
623 RIC
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
World War I: Primary Sources
by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
World War I: Almanac
by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN

Web Resources

Flame Throwers

Variations in spelling:
-Flamethrowers
-Flame-throwers
-Flame Throwers
Books
Weapons: Designing the Tools of War
by Jason Richie
623 RIC
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW

 

Web Resources

Mines

Variations in spelling:
-land mines
-landmines
Books
The Battlefield's of the First World War: The Unseen Panoramas of the Western Front
by Peter Barton
R 940.3 BAR
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW

Web Resources

Poison Gas

Ask
1. Why biological weapons?
2. How was gas used in the Great War?
3. What types of gases were used?
4. What were the effects?
Books
Chemical & Biological Weapons in Our Times
by Herbert M. Levine
358 LEV
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
940.3 FRE
Weapons and Technology of WWI
by Paul Dowswell
940.4 DOW
World War I: Almanac
by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
World War I: Primary Sources
by Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast
R 940.3 PEN
Weapons of World War I
by John Hamilton
940.4 HAM

 

Web Resources