World War I


  • President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points (1918) and Resource Materials

    This resource group contains two facsimiles of President Woodrow Wilson's 14-point program for world peace as presented to Congress on January 8, 1918. These points were later taken as the basis for peace negotiations at the end of World War I.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Woodrow Wilson - Gallery: Poster Art of World War I

    How do you get a nation to fight a war? Find out how Woodrow Wilson tried to mobilize the masses with propaganda posters during World War I. Learn more with this gallery from American Experience: "Woodrow Wilson."

    Grades: 9-12
  • Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

    This media gallery features images of President Woodrow Wilson from the Bridgeman Art Library and the National Archives.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Frank Luke: WWI Hero

    In this video, students learn about Lt. Frank Luke of Phoenix who was stationed in France with other WWI troops as an army aircraft fighter. Luke was credited with shooting down 18 enemy aircraft including several enemy observation balloons. Throughout his flight escapades, Luke was so good at shooting down his enemy that his fellow soldiers nicknamed him the "Arizona Balloon Buster." On his last aircraft attacks on enemy air balloons, Luke was killed in action. Today, Arizona remembers its fallen soldier with the Luke Air Force base, named after Lt. Frank Luke.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany (1917) and Resource Materials

    This resource group contains two facsimiles and a transcript of, and a background essay on President Wilson's April 2, 1917, address to a joint session of Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany. The resulting congressional vote brought the United States into World War I.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • African American History | History Detectives

    Understanding the history of African Americans is crucial to understanding the history of America. The experiences of African Americans have shaped many aspects of the United States. These lesson plans are based on History Detectives episodes that examine artifacts from three distinct eras in American history: the Civil War, World War I, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

    Grades: 4-12
  • French infantry and weapons, 1918

    French Photographer, (20th century); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1918. Les Specialites de l'Infanterie en 1918; Provenance: Private Collection / Peter Newark Military Pictures. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.
    Grades: 3-12