[Surfnetkids: 04 Apr 2012] World War I

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#1. April 04, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I arrived in Jerusalem on Friday, and am totally mesmerized by this amazing city. Stay tuned for more of my thoughts.

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#2. World War I

by Barbara J. Feldman

World War I Printable (** for premium members only)

World War I, previously known as the Great War, took place from July 28, 1914 until November 11, 1918. Although it was mostly concentrated in Europe, it involved all of the world’s great powers, many of which were spread all over the world. By the end of the war, four major world empires (German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman) were defeated and dismantled. The winning countries formed the League of Nations to try to prevent a recurrence of such a war, but the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles on the defeated countries eventually led to World War II.

BBC: World War One
Since its formation in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation has gained a worldwide reputation as a reliable distributor of news, adhering to its goal: “to inform, educate and entertain.” As expected, its section on World War One is a reliable source for kids doing research on the First World War, from its causes and origins all the way through it to its ending with the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles. Mix your research with a little fun by taking a virtual tour into the trenches, or by watching an animated video explaining what life was like for soldiers.

BBC Schools: World War One
In addition to its main site, BBC has created a special educational site about World War One, designed especially with kids in mind. Explore the war from four different perspectives: an observer, a sister at the front, a soldier, and a survivor. Then explore a timeline of the war, take a quiz, play some games, and be sure to view some animated war-inspired poetry.

Eyewitness to History: World War I
Organized as a timeline, this series of articles on World War I makes it easy for kids to learn about the War in a chronological format. The articles are printer-friendly and include photographs and diagrams to make them come alive for kids. The resources listed at the end of each article will help kids who are looking to do more research on any given topic.

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#4. Related Games

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#6. Quote of the Week

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” ~~ Mahatma Ghandi ~~ (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader. Click here for more peace quotes.

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