“Understanding World War I is perhaps more important than ever. The war, quite simply, shaped the world in which we live.” Jennifer Keene, History Professor, Chapman University
Now that you know a little bit about America and World War I, let’s end by asking the big question – why does it matter? What is the legacy of the US in World War I? I usually have a target assessment for this important topic, but the timing didn’t work out this year. So, please use the time remaining to check out the materials available online and write, jot, bullet, draw, diagram … you name it. Can you put down on paper why World War I matters?
- I’d love for your to check out my travel blog from my WWI trip a few years ago – I made it for you (and all of my other students). Here is one of my favorite moments, if you are interested.
- Check out Legacy of the War – World War I Centennial, and read a little bit about the WWI Memorial being constructed in DC.
- Browse through the rest of Jennifer Keene’s article, Why World War I Matters in American History
- Examine World War I Centenary: 100 Legacies of the Great War for an incredible overview of part of the global legacy
- A 100-Year Legacy of World War I – The New York Times has an impressive documentation of the overall legacy of the war
- You may also want to check out the description of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery – we will be there in five weeks.