WORLD HISTORY:World War I Project Topics

 

During this unit on World War I you are required to complete and present one research project.  All projects can be completed individually or with a partner.  Make your selections of topic and project type carefully because these are worth 500 points.  A scoring guide will be provided for each type of project.

 

           TOPICS:

CAUSES OF WWI

MAJOR BATTLES

WAR AT SEA

Alliance System

Mons - August 1914

Royal Navy

Assassination in Sarajevo

Tannenberg - August 1914

German Navy

Sinking of the Luisitania

Ardennes - August 1914

French Navy

Zimmerman Telegram

Heligoland August- 1914

American Navy

 

1st Marne - Sept 1914

Battle & Scout cruisers

WEAPONS

ArrasVimy Ridge - Oct 1914

Battleships

Anti-submarine weapons

Ypres - Oct/Nov 1914

Destroyers

Rifles and Pistols

Falklands - Nov 1914

Torpedo Boats

Machine guns

Gallipoli Campaign March 1915 - January 1916

Troop Ships

Armored vehicles

Verdun - Feb/Dec 1916

 

Artillery

Dardanelles - June 1915

 

Tanks

Jutland - May 1916

WAR MEDICINE

Poison Gas 

Somme - July/Nov 1916

Diseases

Bayonet

Gorizia - August 1916

Field Hospitals

Smokeless gunpowder

Passchendaele

July/Nov 1917

Red Cross

Flame-throwers

Cambrai - November 1917

Surgeries/Amputations

Hand grenade

Aisne - May 1918

"Shell Shock"

 

Cantigny - May 1918 

(Fist battle of the AEF)

Stretcher-bearers

INTELLIGENCE/ESPIONAGE

Chateau-Thierry

May/June 1918

Casualty Clearing Stations (trenches)

MI5 - British Intelligence

Belleau Wood - June 1918

 

Abwehr -German intelligence

2nd Marne - July/Sept 1918

 

Walther NicolaiAbwehr Director 

Amiens - Aug 1918

 

VernonKell - Chief of MI5

St. Mihiel - Sept 1918

 

Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I

Meuse-Argonne - Sept-Nov 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON'S

Endurance Antarctic Expedition

PRISONERS OF WAR

Life as a POW

 

 

- Allied POW Camps

 

 

- Central Powers POW Camps

 

 

 

 

TACTICS

LIFE IN THE TRENCHES

HOMEFRONTS

Schlieffen Plan

Western Front Warfare

Great Britain

Plan 17

No Man's Land

USA

Creeping Barrage

Diseases

France

Infantry tactics

Shell-fire

Germany

Machine gun pill boxes

Food

Music

Gas attacks

Living conditions

Art

Snipers

Entertainment

Propaganda

Cavalry 

Listening posts

Antiwar arguments

Plan 19

Runners

Mobilization

Tunneling

Barbed wire

Influenza Pandemic

Fortresses

Signalers

Espionage Act 1917

Infiltration 

Parachutes

 

Sedition Amendment 1918

 

CHRISTMAS TRUCE 1914

Selective Service System

LOST BATTALION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILITARY DECORATIONS

WAR HEROES

 

Distinguished Flying Cross

Sgt. Alvin York

COMMUNICATIONS

Legion d' Honneur

Bradford Brothers

Field Communications

Medal of Honor

- T.A. Bradford

Letters from home

Military Cross

- G.N Bradford

Telegraph

Croix de Guerre

- J. B. Bradford

Morse Code

Distinguished Service Cross

- R. B. Bradford

Telephones

Iron Cross

Noel Godfrey Chavasse

Radio

 

Sidney Godley

Communication Trenches

UNIFORMS OF WW I

Charles Jarvis

 

British

George Wyatt

 

American

John Fuller

PEACE

French

Edward 'Mick' Mannock

Wilson's 19 Point Plan

German

Walter Tull

Armistice 1918

Russian

John Gort

Paris Peace Conference

 

Theodore Wright

Treaty of Versailles

WOMEN DURING THE WAR

Francis Grenfell

League of Nations

WW I Signal Corps Women

Frederick Holmes

 

Reconstruction Aides (Physical and Occupational Therapists)

Ross Tollerton

RMS TITANIC

WW I Women Marines

John Cornwell

 

Women's Royal Navy Service

John Bent

STATISTICS & COSTS OF WW I

Women on the Medical Front

George Vaughn

 

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

William Avery "Billy" Bishop

ART, POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY & MUSIC OF THE ERA

Women's Hospital Corps

T. E. Lawrence

 

Women's Royal Airforce

Sgt. James F. Carty

Pvt. Harold F. Proctor

PROPAGANDA

Voluntary Aid Detachments

Major Charles Whittlesey

Sir Arthur Currie

INFLUENZAPANDEMIC 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               PEOPLE

ALLIED POWERS

CENTRAL POWERS

Political leaders:

Political leaders:

Woodrow Wilson

Otto von Bismarck

Nicholas II

Kaiser William II

David Lloyd Geroge

Arthur Zimmerman

Georges Clemeneau

 

Winston Churchill

Military leaders:

William JenningsBryan

Alfred von Schlieffen

Newton Baker

Paul von Hindenberg

George Creel

Prince Wihelm

Herbert Hoover

Alfred von Tirpitz

William Gibbs McAdoo

Liman von Sanders

Henry Cabot Lodge

Helmuth von Moltke

Vittorio Orlando

Erich Ludendorff

 

Maximilian von Spee

 

Prince Rupprecht

Military leaders:

Manfred von Richthofen

Sir Edmund Allenby

 

Sir William Birdwood

CENTRAL POWERS SPIES

AlexiBrusilov

Eddie Rickenbacker

Simon Emil Koedel

(American spy for the Germans)

Sir Julian Byng

Sir Arthur Currie

Mata Hari


(MargarethaGeertruida MacLeod)

Luigi Cadorna

Wilhelm Wassmuss

Edouard de Castlenau

Otto Herman Voss

AugusteDubail

Julius (Or Jules) Silber

Faisal ibn Ali

ElsbethSchragmüller

Ferdinand Foch

Franz von Papen

Sir John French

Walther Nicolai

Joseph Gallieni

Karl Hans Lody( AKA: Charles A. Inglis)

Sir Hubert Gough

ReinhardGehlen

Sir Douglas Haig

Karl Gustav Ernst

Sir Ian Hamilton

 

Joseph Joffre

ALLIED SPIES

Lord Kitchner

T.E. Lawrence

Basil Thomson

Frederick Maurice

John Buchan

Henry Mitchell

John Wallinger

John Monash

Somerset Maugham

Robert Nivelle

Sidney Reilly

John J. Pershing

Alexander Szek

Henri-Philippe Petain

Leonard Wood

Marthe Richer (AKA: "Alouette")

Double Agent

Sir Herbert Plumer

Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie

Alexander Samsonov

Charles Lucieto

Jan Christian Smuts

VernonKell (Director of MI5)

Sir Henry Rawlinson

William Reginald Hall (AKA: Blinker)

Paul von Rennenkampf

Elizebeth Smith Friedman and William Frederick Friedman (American Cryptologists)

Christopher Thompson

Mansfield George Smith Cumming

Sir Hugh Trenchard

Edith Louisa Cavell

 

Louise De Bettignies (AKA: Alice Dubois)

INVENTORS

WOMEN: Doctors & Nurses

Hiram Maxim

Mary Borden

Gottlieb Daimler

May WedderbumCannan

Anton Fokker

Helen Fairchild

Peter Paul Mauser

Cicely Hamilton

Ernst Heinkel

EvelineHaverfield

Guglielmo Marconi

Elsie Inglis

Alfred Nobel

Mabel Stobart

Ernst Swinton

EmmelinePankhurst

Roland Garros

Edith Cavell

Paul Vielle

 

John Moses Browning

 

Otto Hahn

Women & the Homefront

Hugo Junkers

MargaretHaig Thomas

Robert Whitehead

Mary Macarthur

 

Margaret Bondfield

 

Chrystal Macmillan

 

Margaret DamerDawson

WOMEN

Carrie Chapman Catt

Administrators

Alice Paul

Maria Bochkareva

 

Violet Douglas-Pennant

 

Katherine Furse

 

Helen Gwynne- Vaughan

 

Dorothy Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

WAR IN THE AIR

 

Aircraft (in general)

Airforces

Zeppelins (in general)

- Royal Flying Corps

Zeppelins & air raids

- German Army Air Service

Air Balloons

- Austro-Hungarian Air Service

Flying Circus

- Royal Naval Air Service

Parachutes

- Royal Air Service

Dogfighting

- French Army Air Service

Bombing raids on Britain

- American Air Service

Pusher Aircraft

- Italian Air Force

 

- Russian Army Air Service

Flying Aces

- Women’s Royal Airforce

- German

 

- British

Super Aces

- American

Manfred von Richthofen

- French

Eddie Rickenbacker

- Russian

William Avery “Billy” Bishop

- Australian

 

- Canadian