World War I: 1914-1916  A Terrible New Warfare Begins

World War I: 1914-1916 A Terrible New Warfare Begins

Jane Gould (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174963

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Description

This compelling book follows the events of the first few years of World War I. After the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, war was declared by Europes five great powers. Readers will learn that, although it was a European war, the fighting spread outward to the colonies of the countries involved. Colonies also had to supply forces for European battles. Opposing countries, equally matched in fighting power, relied on naval and U-boat, or submarine, blockades, and dug in for a new kind of long-term fighting called trench warfare. Find out what life was like for soldiers in the trenches at such famous battles as Ypreswhere deadly mustard gas was first usedVerdun, the Somme, and Gallipoli.

Reading Level
Lexile
870L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
T
ATOS
6.5
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
History
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Type
Non-Fiction
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