Academic Paper by Tait Keller

Destruction of the Ecosystem

This article by Tait Keller posted to "1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War" examines the ecological impact of WWI, explaining in detail how large-scale environmental...
1914-1918 Online
Article, Interactive Map

Devastation Wrought by U-Boats in WWI

Germany's use of unrestricted submarine warfare, where U-boat submarines were used to sink both military and merchant ships without warning, was very controversial and provocative. Smithsonian...
Smithsonian Magazine, Esri, Li Zhou
Primary Source Clothing

Kyoto Costume Institute Digital Archives: 1910s

The breadth of European imperialism - particularly of the British and French - stretched deep into Africa and Asia, introducing Western colonizers to a myriad of new textiles, patterns, and styles of...
The Kyoto Costume Institute
Downloadable Lesson Plan

Disloyalty: Civil Liberties in America During World War I

President Woodrow Wilson created the Committee on Public Information (CPI) to mold Americans into one white-hot mass of war patriotism. Congress also passed the Espionage Act (1917) and the Sedition...
Primary Sources, Lesson Plans

DocsTeach: World War I

Access thousands of primary sources from World War I using DocsTeach — including letters, photographs, posters, video, and many other documents — along with teaching activities and interactive content...
National Archives
Document Based Question

German-Americans in WWI: Facing Challenges at Home

What challenges did German-Americans face after the United States entered World War I? Students will analyze primary source documents, including propaganda posters, letters, and legislation, to...
Document Based Question

Peace Talks and Self-Determination

In his Fourteen Points proposal, President Woodrow Wilson advocated for self-determination and the interests of the populations of colonial territories, but who exactly did Wilson intend to receive...
Article & Primary Sources

Documents from the Paris Peace Conference

Faith Hunter Dodge was a freelance writer who attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 as an official journalist with the United States Army. While there, she represented the New York-based...

Easter Rising

This short article from HISTORY® details the events of Easter Monday, April 24, 1916. A group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600...
Downloadable Lesson Plan

Economics of War: A Study in Finance and Patriotism

War bonds are a financial concept that have been around since the Civil War. The bonds, whose campaigns were often patriotic in nature, were readily used to decrease financial burdens in conflicts...

Experiences of Colonial Troops

At least four million non-white troops served with the Allies and Central Powers in combat and non-combat roles during World War I. In the article "Experiences of Colonial Troops" from the British...
Santanu Das & The British Library
Downloadable Lesson Plan

Female Impersonation and WWI

What role did female impersonations in various soldier camp performances play in allowing soldiers to explore their identity? Understanding LGBTQ history in the complex setting of a global war is...
Out for Safe Schools / One Archives Foundation
Primary Sources Research Guide

Topics in Chronicling America: Female Spies in World War I

Articles from historic American newspapers document the coverage of women in espionage during the First World War. All the linked articles and many more are searchable via the Chronicling America:...
Library of Congress