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High schoolers 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. High schoolers also explore the role of soldiers, women, migration, and emigration during the war. Students write essays regarding their findings.
Middle schoolers research World War I. In this library media lesson, students use several resources, including encyclopedias, to find out facts about World War I. Middle schoolers locate at least two encyclopedia articles and compare the information they find in both resources.
Students examine the major turning points that shaped the modern world. In this Social Science lesson, 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.
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.
Students create timelines on the occupation and liberation of France during WWII. In this history lesson, students study the period in history surrounding WWI and WWII and create a timeline of events using Excel or PowerPoint. Students pay particular attention to the Invasion at Normandy. Modifications and extension activities are included.
Explained as part of a whole-unit, a group newspaper project gives life to any study on WWI. This plan has historians using notes from class to "illustrate" WWI to their classmates through various articles. Not much information is provided on the newspaper assignment itself, but consider fleshing out the details yourself. The idea is described within the context of the unit and some of the "optional assignments" could make interesting extension or extra credit ideas.
As your historians examine the beginnings of WWI, ensure they are familiar with the Armenian Genocide. This basic introductory lesson plan utilizes teacher-led discussion, map analysis, and a Socratic seminar. Not much detail is offered in the way of class activities and much is teacher-directed. Questions for the Socratic seminar are linked and could facilitate a great discussion with learners who have the proper background. Consider personalizing the essay a bit.
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.
Many have heard of Rosie, the Riveter, the representation of the many American women who replaced male factory workers during World War II. Lesser known, but equally important, were other civilian programs created to support the war effort. To investigate one of these programs, class members examine primary and secondary sources concerning the 4-H Victory Garden Program. To conclude the study, individuals identify a need in their community, design an action plan, and log five hours of community service to address this need. Scripted directions and links to all documents are included in the packet.
Here is a really neat assessment, perfect for middle schoolers who have just learned about WWI. The assessment covers the causes and effects of WWI, causes of WWII, the Treaty of Versailles, trench warfare, and key players of the war in a fun and interesting way. The assessment includes political cartoons, drawings, and great questions.