Honoring Service, Achievements, and Sacrifice: A WWI Virtual Field Trip

The largest offensive in United States military history comes alive in a online interactive resource. Young historians explore the Meuse Argonne battlefield and scour the landscape for evidence from the battle. They then use primary source documents to analyze the placements of the Meuse Argonne Cemetery and Montfaucon American Memorials, and how they connect to the sacrifice of the fallen soldiers of World War I.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow small groups to work on the assignment together with class devices
  • Send the link home over a holiday break for learners to work on independently for a grade or extra credit
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Learners should have prior knowledge of World War I and the involvement of the United States
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides all necessary worksheets and documents
  • Addresses a range of skills, including primary source analysis, argument writing, and self-reflection 
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