World War I Visualization/Poetry Project

Mr. McDowell (
Classroom website:
West Hills High School

Example Projects**


  • Write a poem from the perspective of a WWI soldier using information shared in class over the last couple weeks (Including A Soldier's Life, Johnny Got His Gun, Weapons of WWI Activity, Course of the War Activity).
  • Publish your poem on the WWI Poetry Wiki.
  • Find at least five photographs, paintings, or posters that reflect the content, tone, or theme of your poem or specific sections of your poem.
  • Appropriately place your images in your poem. (See In Flanders Fields as an example.)


Logging In

  1. Check your e-mail (if you have one) and accept the invitation sent to you yesterday OR click on the Join button at the top of this page and ask Mr. McDowell for help.

Getting Started

  1. Find your name and click on it.
  2. Click the Edit this Page button at the top of the page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Use Text Editor button.
  3. Type (or copy and paste) your poem, hit Save when finished.
  4. Browse the Image Resouces and select at least five images.

Inserting Images

If doing this project at home, you can use the Visual Editor and buttons at the top of the editing screen. However, at school we must use the Text Editor.
  1. Find an image.
  2. Control-Click the image, move mouse down to Copy Image Location.
  3. Go back to your poem in the WWI Poetry Wiki, hit edit.
  4. Click where you want to place your image and hit the image button.
  5. If the picture is big, you will want to change the width to around 300 pixels.
  6. You must cite each image used at the bottom of the poem - do this by creating a list of links at the bottom of the page.