|This graphic appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera one hundred years ago today.|
America's participation in the Great War affected everybody, even schoolchildren. The Colorado Superintendent of Public Instruction issued A War-Modified Course of Study for the Public Schools of Colorado, which has been digitized by our library. Americans of German heritage were also affected, as they were targeted for their ethnic background even if they had been United States citizens their whole lives. An interesting article on this topic, "The Ordeal of Colorado's Germans During World War I," appears in the Fall 1974 issue of the Colorado Historical Society's Colorado Magazine. That magazine's successor, Colorado Heritage, also devoted the entire Winter 1992 issue to "The Turbulent Teens: 1910-1920," to accompany the Colorado History Museum's series of exhibits on each decade in Colorado history. This publication can be checked out in print from our library. Finally, you can read original newspaper accounts of Colorado's reaction to the entry into war by visiting the Colorado State Library's Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.
*Reprinted at https://coloradogenealogy.com/history/colorado_world_war.htm