Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: World War I Combat Artists

World War I Combat Artists

Archives volunteer Jan Hodges showed drawings by eight World War I combat artists. The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses hundreds of photos of artwork created during World War I. Ms. Hodges has showcased the art and the stories of the artists on the archives' blog.

Description

Archives volunteer Jan Hodges showed drawings by eight World War I combat artists. The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses hundreds of photos of artwork created during World War I. Ms. Hodges has showcased the art and the stories of the artists on the archives' blog.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What were the reasons General Pershing requested artists to go to Germany?
  • Where were the artists stationed?
  • What was the importance of the SS Leviathan? How was the ship used during the war?
  • Based on the images in the clip, how did artists view the war and the American soldiers?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Enlisted Men
    • Ernest Peixotto
    • George Harding
    • Harry Townsend
    • Harvey Dunn
    • J. Andr√© Smith
    • Mine Craters
    • Ss Leviathan
    • Wallace Morgan
    • Walter Duncan
    • War Propaganda
    • William Aylward
    • World War 1

    Topics

    MediaU.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School