A Guide to World War I Materials (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. Furthermore, as part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, the Library of Congress has created a World War I portal to its extensive holdings on the subject of the war. Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I The Nation's Forum recordings were made between 1918 and 1920 in an effort to preserve the voices of prominent Americans; in most cases, they are the only surviving recordings of a speaker. American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 to 1940 George S. John J. Finding Aids
Changing Times Welcome to the Changing Times section - one thousand years at the press of a button with lots of pictures! Please select an option from the ones below to discover the 15 themes within each section. Click on the timeline to find out dates and which king or queen was on the throne from Norman times to the present day. Related worksheets: Normans (PDF 137 KB) Medieval (PDF 140 KB) Tudors (PDF 140 KB) Stuarts (PDF 139 KB) Georgians (PDF 140 KB) Victorians (PDF 142 KB) Twentieth Century (PDF 143 KB) Teaching European History With Star Trek | Milk and Cookies This post is the 2nd in a series written by my guest, Susan. Read part one: Teaching Ancient History With Star Trek. To Boldly Go…Into European History Of the three episodes that lend themselves well to approaching events in European history, two are among my very favorites. All Our Yesterdays Summary: Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are sent back in time. When to Watch: When studying 17th Century Witch Trials in Europe or America Vocabulary HenchmanAccomplice Questions and Activities The man called Kirk a slave. Wolf in the Fold Note for Parents: Just like the topic itself, this episode is not suitable for young children. Summary: Scotty is accused of multiples murders. When to Watch: When studying 1880′s England. HedonisticExpediteRegressive How does the environment on the planet mimic that of Victorian London? Trivia: Jack the Ripper was never arrest or convicted; the murders just stopped. Patterns of Force Summary: The Enterprise encounters a planet that has adopted the society of Nazi Germany. Subcutaneous
Castle Architecture Although castle architecture developed over the centuries in line with weapons technology, the principles remained much the same. A good castle provided a secure base that could be easily defended. It needed defenses against frontal attack (thick, high walls and secure entry gates) and from undermining (rock foundations or a moat). It furnished means of repelling attackers while minimising exposure of the defenders (arrow loops, crenellation, machicolations, murder holes). Further, it needed facilities to withstand a siege - a fresh water supply or large cistern and vast supplies of food. A good castle had no dead-spaces - ie external areas that defenders could not fire on, but did provide multiple locations from which vulnerable points could be defended. The best castles provided rings of defence so that defenders could hold out from a citadel even if the outer defences failed. Castles also needed facilities for a garison and living quarters.
BBC Schools - BBC History Guides 12 May 2014Last updated at 15:49 Discover new perspectives on World War One with BBC History Guides. Relevant curriculum links are listed below. Did Craiglockhart hospital revolutionise mental healthcare? Shell shock was a term used during WW1 to describe a condition that left soldiers with a range of symptoms, from facial tics to blindness, for which there was no obvious physical cause. KS3 History: Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day GCSE: AQA History A, Edexcel History A and B Did the trauma of World War One lead to great creativity? During World War One, the army founded and requisitioned hospitals specifically to treat those suffering from mental illness. Did World War One nearly bankrupt Britain? Before World War One, Britain was the world's economic superpower. GCSE: AQA History A, Edexcel History A and B, OCR History B Has history misjudged the generals of WW1? Has poetry distorted our view of World War One? GCSE: AQA Music, OCR Music, WJEC Music