World War I Teacher Resources
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The Balkans and World War I
Young scholars review the causes of World War I and draw timelines of the 1914 events. They conduct Internet research to discover the role of the balkans in the war and how it spread to a worldwide conflict. Students then research the recent Balkan conflict and compare it to the beginning of World War i.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 21 Downloads
What Role did the Movies Play in Forming a New Generation of Youth After WWI?
Class members examine a series of primary and secondary source materials to try and ascertain the role films played in forming “a new generation of youth after World War I.” Individuals are assigned one of three documents to examine, form expert groups to share their findings, and then participate in jigsaw discussions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Rules of War/World War I
Students explore the reasons the United States became involved in World War I. In this World History lesson, students research the reasons Woodrow Wilson made the decisions he did, prepare a debate and write a paper.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 172 Downloads
America at War
Sixth graders examine issues that faced Americans during World War I, discuss role that sinking of the Lusitania had in America's decision to enter the war, and analyze changing role of U.S. during the war and how it emerged as a world power.
6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 47 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
The 1848 Revolution, the Second Reich, and the First World War
Young scholars explore the events that led up to World War I. In this World History lesson, students read an article on Germany and World War I, then answer four study questions and write an essay about the article.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 34 Downloads
Over the Top: Trench Warfare in the First World War
Students are able to give three reasons men joined up to fight in World War I. They are able to place in order the event leading to the outbreak of war and describe the soldiers arrival in the trenches. Students are able to describe the duties the soldiers had each day, and write a letter home describing life at the front that pass the censors.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 132 Downloads
Failed Diplomacy: The Zimmerman Telegram
Seventh graders continue their examination of World War I. In groups, they read a copy of the famous Zimmerman telegram and discuss its effect on Americans. To end the lesson plan, they discuss how public opinion changed after it became public and how Texans reacted.
7th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict lesson, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Students also use Navajo Code Dictionaries to create and decode their own messages.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads
Writing Exercises: World War I, #3
What does your class know about WWI? They can share their knowledge by responding to three short-answer questions. They'll discuss human rights issues during WWI, the role of imperialism, and causes of the war from the perspective of the US, Germany, Britain, and France.
8th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 21 Downloads
World War I
A thorough and engaging look at World War I, this slideshow details the start, strategies, and surrender of "The Great War." The breadth of this presentation could sustain an entire unit on World War I, and could be split into several different sessions.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads
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 instructional activity, they create their own webpage and brochure on the major events of World War I.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 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 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
WWI Time Capsule Project
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of artifacts from their experiences.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Lessons from the Holocaust
This lesson plan includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and discussion questions on Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. There is also an extension lesson relating the atrocity of the Holocaust to the modern conflict in Africa between the Sudanese government and African tribes.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 112 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a fictional interview detailing one family's unique experience of uprooting themselves for a better life, class members brainstorm what type of questions might have been asked in the interview.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Outfitting a World War I Soldier - Teaching US History with Primary Sources
Eighth graders examine artifacts of a World War I soldier and gain insight to technological advances of the times; students analyze uses of the artifacts by completing an artifact analysis chart.
8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
History: Causes of World War I
Exploring WWI in an interesting discussion of the key events, this resource could be as a great supplement to a classroom unit on this topic. The pictures and information make this period in history come alive. Students would also benefit from reading first-hand accounts of trench warfare, or the subsequent peace agreement, to get a better idea of how this war led to WWII.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 60 Downloads