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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
The Roaring Twenties
If you really want to cover the flavor of the Roaring Twenties, use this presentation. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of great information and hyperlinks.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 74 Views 101 Downloads
The Russian Revolution
Well, well, we have come to the very interesting topic of the Russian Revolution. A highly-engaging slide show tells the tales of Lenin, Nicolas II, Alexandra and Rasputin, and the double revolutions of 1917. World War I and the move to a Soviet Union is fully described as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 47 Downloads
The Causes and Course of the First World War
Use this twelve-day lesson plan to teach about the causes and courses of WWI. Each day scholars attend lectures, complete creative activities, and hold round table discussions on what they've learned. Web links and resources are included. Note: some days do not have a full lesson plan but state the topic to be covered.
10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 68 Downloads
The First World War
High schoolers examine the process and effects of World War I on different segments of the population, beyond the political, diplomatic and military framework of the war. They analyze the memoirs of soldiers, read poetry of the time, and examine visual images such as cartoons, photographs and propaganda posters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 65 Views 267 Downloads
The Rules of War/World War I
Students explore the reasons the United States became involved in World War I. In this World History instructional activity, 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
Treaty of Versailles
"Instead of healing old wounds, the Treaty of Versailles only succeeded a new discontent." Show this video as your world history class begins to learn about World War II. While the treaty was originally aimed at breaking the Central Powers apart, it only sparked Germany's desire for revenge.
1 min 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
WW1 - Life in the Trenches
Feel the same gut-wrenching turn from optimism to sickening depression that soldiers felt as they entered the war and realized exactly how dire the situation was. This video, while not narrated, provides a close-up of how miserable life in the trenches can be.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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
Students 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 15 Views 35 Downloads
Over the Top: Trench Warfare in the First World War
High schoolers 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 activity, 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 instructional activity, 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
United States Entry into World War I: Some Hypotheses About U.S. Entry
Learners determine the most compelling evidence explaining why the U.S. entered WWI. They read and discuss a handout of reasons why the U.S. entered the war, and take a poll as to which reason was the most compelling.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 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 lesson, they create their own webpage and brochure on the major events of World War I.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles
Students explore the motives and aims of the Treaty of Versailles. They consider how each country's unique wartime experience may have shaped its aims at the Peace Conference. They examine the different motives and aims of the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 74 Views 149 Downloads
Technology in World War One
Students research the types of technology and weapons used in World War I. They form groups representing countries and simulate an arms auction each bidding for the weapons of their choice. They compare their research to the auction outcome.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 55 Downloads