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Eleventh graders explore the origins of the Prohibition Movement in the United States. In small groups, they analyze the influence of World War I in the passage of the eighteenth amendment. Students explain how different demographics of society responded to the Prohibition Movement. They explain how alcohol began to be sold on the Black-market once it was outlawed.
Seventh graders research the political, societal, and economic factors of World War I, World War II, and the 2001 war against terrorism. They participate in class discussions, write journal entries, and conduct Internet research. Students then complete a matrix on the three events and write a comparison of the three wars.
Students compare and contrast the daily lives of soldiers in World War I and Vietnam. In this American War analysis lesson plan, students read background information about Vietnam and World War I. Students work in groups to write and produce a newscast about the conditions of the everyday soldier on the ground. Students are assigned roles, research the given questions, and present their newscasts.
Middle schoolers use the internet and other resources to research weapons of World War I. After exploring submarines, machine guns, poison gas, tanks and airplanes, students document the impact of each weapon and how it changed the strategies of war. They write an essay containing their findings.