Canada and the First World War


04 Recommended Links

International Links

BBC History – World War One

This site contains a large number of resources covering personal experiences, historical events, and war causations. Contributions from the Imperial War Museum and various historians are included throughout the site. This site uses advanced vocabulary, and is recommended for older and more advanced students.

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

BBC Schools – World War One

A site designed for classroom use by students aged 13 to15. Features include primary documents, articles, games, poems, timelines, and a student chat area.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

The First World War: Sources for History

This site is a collection of primary documents from the British National Archives. Discussions of key debates include alleged atrocities, and the use of air raids.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Channel 4: The First World War

This British Web site includes video clips explaining various First World War events and concepts. It also includes biographies of key figures, profiles of combatant nations, a timeline, and a fascinating section on controversies of the First World War.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

PBS – The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

PBS provides extensive information on the conflict from an American point of view, in addition to lesson plans and recommended reading materials. Mainly text-based. Students seeking more in-depth information will enjoy the inclusion of analyses by well-known historians including Jay Winter and Paul Fussell.

Recommended for ages 13 and up

World War I: Trenches on the Web

An American Web site full of information on the conflict, including timelines, photos, and recommended reading materials. Though a little confusing to navigate, this site contains extensive information of interest to younger and older students alike, including a glossary of slang (all of it appropriate for younger students), postcards, and song lyrics.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

World War One Document Archive

This Web site is hosted by Brigham Young University in Utah, and contains documents (primary and secondary) searchable by year, medium, and theme.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.