"World War I" shows students how to find, evaluate, organize, and use information available on the "Great War," such as the causes of the war, the role of the American army on the Western Front, and the Russian Revolution. There's advice on planning and recording research, on skimming, scanning, and note-taking, on interpreting photographs, and on understanding the potentially confusing names and dates of the period, such as St. Petersburg and Petrograd. There is extensive reference to sources, including maps, news reports, and photographs, and a wide range of worked examples and graphic organizers.
Stewart Ross taught at all levels in Britain, the USA, the Middle East, and Sri Lanka before becoming a full-time writer. He has published novels for adults and works of fiction for children, as well as over 200 non-fiction books. His books have been translated into around 20 languages. Stewart visits schools, colleges, and universities in Britain, France, and elsewhere to talk about writing and pass on his passion for words.