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Students explore the events that led to American entry into World War I. For this American history lesson, students examine the policies of Woodrow Wilson at the dawn of the war, analyze challenges to the neutrality policy of the U.S., and explore the imminent participation of the U.S. in the war. Students research primary and secondary sources to create political cartoons and write essays regarding the topics.
Eleventh graders examine the global consequences of nineteenth-century imperialism and the causes of World War I. They listen to a teacher-led lecture about Archduke Franz Ferdinand, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and alliances. Students take notes and participate in a discussion.
Students explore storytelling by reading a book with their class. In this Christmas holiday activity, students read the book The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree and discuss the era of the book, specifically World War I. Students answer questions about the book on a reading comprehension worksheet.