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Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of soldiers, the concept of the war as a writers' war, and its major effects on other nations, particularly in the Russian Revolution, emergence of United States as a creditor nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World War I Research Project
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to music of the period and the role of women in the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I instructional activity, students examine World War I posters. Young scholars investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 77 Views 433 Downloads
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Causes of Prohibition
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.
11th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
To War Or Not To War?
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.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Events and Effects of World War I
Ninth graders explore the main events, key people, outcomes and lasting effects of World War I. They research the lasting effects of World War I on the 20th Century and discuss the Treaty of Versailles and its effects on Germany.
9th Social Studies & History 18 Views 35 Downloads
American Power Tips the Balance
In this World War I worksheet, students read the provided selection titled "American Power Tips the Balance," and then respond to 4 main idea and critical thinking questions about America's involvement the war.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 107 Downloads
Section V: Cold War/Vietnam
Students compare and contrast the daily lives of soldiers in World War I and Vietnam. In this American War analysis lesson, 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.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 35 Downloads
Lines From Behind the Lines
Fifth graders create a timeline of events in a soldiers life. In this World War I lesson plan, 5th graders learn about the Great Depression and World War I. Students watch video segments about World War I and examine primary sources from the same time period.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
World War I For the Soldier
Ninth graders examine the main events of World War I and identify the major points of the Treaty of Versailles. They read and discuss a scenario about boys fighting at school and create a treaty, read the poem "The Sentry" by Wilfred Owen, and write an "I Am" poem.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 67 Downloads
World War I: The War Effort
Students consider the efforts of Americans during World War I. In this World War I lesson, students examine primary sources their instructors have gathered about the war on the home front. Students share their findings with their classmates.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 87 Downloads
World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion starter or supplementary resource for any lesson on US involvement in WWI.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 73 Downloads
New Review Britain’s Broken Promises: The Roots of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
In order to understand the modern-day relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, it is necessary to examine the historical roots of the conflict, beginning with British control over Palestine after World War I.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Photographs as History
Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and craft an analysis of the picture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable