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Young scholars examine U.S. foreign policy following World War I. In this foreign policy lesson, students study the Five-Power Treaty and the Kellogg-Briand Pact and their effectiveness in preventing war. Young scholars create political cartoons and write essays regarding anti-war sentiment in the U.S.
Students research how the field of war correspondence has evolved. In this war correspondence lesson plan, students read chapter's from Edith Wharton's book Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort. Students investigate an American correspondent's experiences during World War I. Students create and present their own correspondence report.
Students read and analyze World War I poetry. For this poetry analysis lesson, students explore the historical context of World War I poetry. Students analyze the poetic devices in the poems and compare and contrast the given poems. Students complete a written analysis of the relationship between a poem's form and its content.
Sixth graders identify the causes of World War I. In this World War I history lesson, 6th graders view a Powerpoint to develop background knowledge about World War I. Students make a picture map of the events that led to war and describe their illustration in twenty words or less.
Students evaluate text and images in a series of WWI posters. In this WWI instructional activity, students complete a worksheet to analyze the primary source poster images and text. Students research news to select a current event or person to create an original propaganda poster using publication software. Students evaluate peer work with a rubric.
Ninth graders examine post-World War I economic, social, political and military developments and connect them to events leading to the outbreak of World War II. The lesson employs lecture, discussion, work in groups and student research to help students discover links between the two world wars.
Learners explore why the world was plunged into a second global conflict after just two decades after World War I. They create a graphic organizer on the causes of WWII from lecture and textbook readings then write a letter to the editor about the Munich Conference from the viewpoint of a particular country.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this World War I lesson, students research the causes of the war as well as the major events of the war. Students are divided into groups where they present a PowerPoint presentations related to a specific topics related to the war.
Students assess the information contained in primary and secondary sources and discuss the differences between them. They examine the diary of a World War I soldier with a textbook account to determine the validity of each. As a learning game, teams of students draw short descriptions of sources and determine if they are primary or secondary source types.