Causes of WWI Teacher Resources
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World War I - the Impact of WWI on Mecklenburg County
Young scholars examine the impact of World War I on the American home front. In this North Carolina history lesson, students investigate the reasons Camp Greene was built and dismantled. Young scholars also explore the role of soldiers, women, migration, and emigration during the war. Students write essays regarding their findings.
Encyclopedia Research and WWI
Students research World War I. In this library media lesson, students use several resources, including encyclopedias, to find out facts about World War I. Students locate at least two encyclopedia articles and compare the information they find in both resources.
Holocaust Map Studies
Middle schoolers analyze maps and answer discussion questions related to WWI. In this geography lesson, students analyze historic maps to determine causes and effects of WWI in Europe. Middle schoolers read testimonies of Holocaust survivors and label maps.
To War or Not to War?
Seventh graders research and compare the similarities and differences between WWI, WWII and the War on Terror. They discuss and write about the social, economical and political climate prior to and during these conflicts.
End of WWI: The Treaty of Versailles
After learning about the causes and closure of WWI, hand out this resource on that outlines the differences between Wilson's 14 Point Plan and the Treaty of Versailles. The class reads the information provided then analyzes two political cartoons from the time period by filling out a table.
Beginning of World War II
Ninth graders explore how the rise of dictators led to the start of World War II. They identify and explain the main causes for World War II and they explain the causes for the rise of dictators during the 1920's.
Causes and Consequences of WWII
Students examine the major turning points that shaped the modern world. In this Social Science activity, students will trace the rise of democratic ideas and historical roots of current world issues. Students will research, write and discuss how our international relations lead to our involvement in WWI and II.
Impressed With Embargo
Eighth graders explore the causes of the War of 1812 and make connections to current world events.
The Pearl Harbor Controversy
Did Roosevelt know about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor prior to December 7, 1941? After examining primary and secondary source materials, viewing documentary footage on the attack, a History Channel video on the controversy, and engaging in group and full class discussions, individuals present their response to the central question as an argumentative essay.
Cause of WWI
What led to the great war of 1914? Outline the militaristic, nationalistic, crisis, and key players that caused World War I. Franz Ferdinand, The Schlieffen Plan, and the alliances that bound the world are all covered.
History LP- Dust Bowl
Fifth graders explore the history of the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. In this Dust Bowl lesson, 5th graders use a map to identify the states that were hit the hardest by the dust bowl. Students discuss what caused the dust bowl and why it caused people to migrate to California.
Preparing for War: PowerPoint Presentation
In this World War I worksheet, students view a PowerPoint presentation about causes of the war and then respond to 40 fill in the blank questions. The PowerPoint presentation is not provided.
Young scholars investigate the causes and consequences of population growth and the envrionmental factors that contribute to it. They discuss what they think the world's population will be in 2050.
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of primary and secondary source materials to prepare for a Socratic seminar on these questions. The packet includes a rich assortment of primary and secondary source documents.
New! Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I
What strategies are employed when creating propaganda? Your young historians will learn about six different techniques utilized in the construction of political propaganda, particularly in the advertisements of World War I. The instructional activities of this resource can also be applied to a variety of historical periods as a activity on institutional methods of persuasion.
U.S. Entry Into WWI
Middle schoolers identify the reasons why the United States entered World War I. In this world history lesson, students are given a lecture on Woodrow Wilson and analyze documents (specifically, Woodrow Wilson's speeches). Middle schoolers answer several questions based upon his speeches.
Migration - An African-American Adventure During WWI
Sixth graders explore the push/pull factors that influenced the South to North migration. In this African-American migration lesson, 6th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students write a letter to the government.
First World War
In this World War One instructional activity, learners read three pages of text complete with illustrations, then answer 12 questions, some of which ask the students to draw tables.
World War I
Eighth graders examine the condition of the world from 1880 until the start of World War I. After watching a PowerPoint presentation, they discuss the causes and effects of the war and complete a study guide with a partner. To end the lesson, they create their own webpage and brochure on the major events of World War I.
World War I: The War to end all Wars
Recap your WWI unit with this presentation. Provided are major war-time statistics, causes/results of the war, a list of countries involved, and escalation. This would be best used as a review tool.