Activity Overview

When studying history, especially wars, it's helpful for students to understand the people who were involved. For this activity, students will create a storyboard that highlights three significant figures that lived during the World War I era. These individuals can range from leaders of governments, militaries, individuals with prominent roles in society, or people who contributed to the war or world during this time period.

Significant People in WWI

  • David Lloyd George
  • Prince Max von Baden
  • Tsar Nicholas II
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Herbert Asquith
  • Winston Churchill
  • Constantine I
  • Sir Christopher Cradock
  • Paul von Hindenburg
  • John J. Pershing
  • Erich Ludendorff
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Maximilian von Prittwitz
  • Gavrilo Princip
  • Paul von Rennenkampf
  • Radomir Putnik
  • Alexander Samsonov
  • Edith Cavell
  • Evelina Haverfield
  • The "Hello Girls"
  • Wilhelm Souchon
  • Arthur Zimmermann
  • Mildred Aldrich
  • Edith Wharton
  • Julia Hunt
  • Catlin Taufflieb
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that highlights three figures from WWI and their contributions to the war.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify each person in the title boxes.
  3. Write a short bio of each in the description boxes.
  4. Create an illustration that represents each person using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.


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