The Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website was designed to help teachers and students, alike gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the achievement, service, and sacrifice that occurred on the hills, fields, roads, towns, and farms of the Western Front between September 26th and November 11th 1918.
Gain access to learning resources and tools that will help:
1. Explain how geography and German defenses impacted AEF advancements during the Meuse Argonne Offensive.
2. Identify and explain how AEF overcame a number of “seemingly insurmountable” obstacles during the Meuse Argonne Offensive.
3. Analyze images and primary documents to explain the significance of the Meuse Argonne Offensive in American history.
4. Identify and explain what evidence from WWI is still present on France’s landscape nearly one hundred years after the Great was fought.
5. dentify the Meuse Argonne Cemetery and explain why it was built along the Western Front and discuss the role it serves today.
6. Use primary source evidence to explain the significance of the Meuse Argonne Offensive, the Meuse Argonne Cemetery, and Montfaucon American Memorials.
7. Use primary source evidence to identify examples of service, achievement, and sacrifice during the Meuse Argonne Offensive.
Participants will take away a number of classroom ready resources and lesson plans that leverage interactive technologies (layered web maps, 3-D videos, and geo-tagged primary sources) to help them and their students see and analyze what our doughboys experienced, sacrificed, and achieved during World War I. It is our hope that these technologies help you grasp why General Pershing explained that the Meuse Argonne offensive “stands out as one of the very great achievements in the history of American Arms.”
Registration Fee: $20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers
** If you are interested in attending all three mapping webinars being offered, register at a 15% discounted rate here.