World War I Events Teacher Resources

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Students explore the influential factors that contribute to literary modernism. In this literary modernism lesson, students analyze the techniques and history behind the modernist movement in poetry. Students complete various activities and two assessments. Students research adjectives to then chart the characteristics of a modernist world. Students write a letter in the voice of someone living from the time period.
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional information. Use copies of contemporary political posters (included) to deepen your lesson.
Seventh graders examine the use and history of ethanol. In this environment lesson, 7th graders explore how ethanol has been produced and utilized in America. Students research how ethanol could be used as a fossil fuel alternative.
Students interact with the whole progressive movement and its impact on the U.S. They list the goals of the movement. In addition, they organize primary resources and interpret political cartoons. Each student shares one of their reflections on a political cartoon with the class.
After reading personal accounts and watching the video entitled, European Theater during WWII, learners write a letter. They use what they know about the Battle of the Bulge, WWII warfare, and the time period to compose a letter home in the voice of a soldier on either the American or German side of the war.
Students examine the underlying meaning of the phrase spoken by Pastor Martin Niemoller in 1945, "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak up."  In this World History instructional activity, students share in a class discussion on civic and personal responsibility then complete two worksheets.
Fourth graders research Hispanic child labor in California's agricultural period. They create dioramas reflecting the lives of migrant farm workers and political cartoons as produce crate labels, They illustrate farm scenes and hold a gallery tour.
Learners analyze the art of Jacob Lawrence. In this art analysis lesson, students examine a art from Jacob Lawrence. In this art analysis lesson, learners complete image based discussion activities and two related activities.
Learners examine the experiences of Japanese-Americans at the beginning of World War II in America. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they answer reflection questions about the Japanese being put into internment camps. In groups, they use the Internet to research a specific case and identify the rights that were violated.
Students read a first person account of the bombing of Hiroshima written by a Japanese physician. By reading Michihiko Hachiya's journal, they discover the fatalities caused by the bomb itself and later by radiation poisoning. To conclude the lesson, students either create posters or write research papers about the effects of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.
Eleventh graders explore the Merchants of death thesis.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders explain the Neutrality Laws.  Students assess the overall effectiveness of US neutrality policy. 
Students use unitedstreaming and Google Earth to investigate World War II and All Quiet on the Western Front. In this novel and technology lesson, students view a video about the novel using unitedstreaming video, visit the given websites to research WWII, and create an ongoing journal using Google Earth to map the major battles and events from the book. Students create a timeline of events, a multimedia article, and plan a memorial trip to the novel's sites.
What is genocide? Create timelines regarding the human genocide. Middle and high schoolers analyze information that requires them to consider links between Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. In groups, theydesign timelines that document events in Anne Frank's lifetime that highlight the suffering of humans. They draw comparisons between the Armenian genocide/Holocaust and mass killings in recent world history.
Students explore the relationship between Japan and the United States between 1915 and 1932. In this diplomacy instructional activity, students examine the Open Door Policy, 21 Demands, and the invasion of Manchuria by Japan. Students conduct research of secondary and primary sources.
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression instructional activity, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.
Learners consider the plight of Holocaust victims. In this World War II activity, students discuss the number of Jews who were persecuted during the war and read biographies by Holocaust survivors. Learners compose essays on personal responsibility and research other genocides.
Students identify the meaning of the following terms: immigrant, immigration, migrate, and assimilation. They identify reasons that immigrant groups came to Texas and explain where groups settle and the influence these groups have on the diversity of Texas.
Eleventh graders examine the 1920s which was known as the "Roaring Twenties". They identify the Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, and the Women's Suffrage movement.
Do your historians fully grasp the consequences of being at war? Help them connect past with present through this group research activity, which has students analysing repercussions suffered by citizens of countries in conflict. Students research from a list of wars (needs updating), and consider possible consequences of current conflicts in which the U.S. is involved. Although the U.S. is at war in the Middle East, consider having groups analyze a less obvious country.
Students research information about national and worldwide events of 1914 and chart the brief elements of America's involvement in World War I. They determine what killed Ellen Wilson and the illnesses that can lead to Brights Disease. They review and write a letter to President Wilson concerning the World War I and Mrs. Wilson's illness.