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Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of soldiers, the concept of the war as a writers' war, and its major effects on other nations, particularly in the Russian Revolution, emergence of United States as a creditor nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Young scholars research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
Students utilize an online database to conduct research and analyze the conditions for African-Americans before and after World War I. They consider the role of the 92nd and 93rd divisions in affecting social change.
Students reflect on the events before, during and after World War I.  In this World History lesson plan, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson plan, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
Eleventh graders analyze the fight of African Americans.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders analyze the attitudes towards blacks in the military during WWI.  Students debate the performance of the 92nd division. 
Young scholars study how the map of Europe changed as a result of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. They examine the results of the end of the Cold 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.
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.
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.
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, they discuss how public opinion changed after it became public and how Texans reacted.
Discover the challenges in educating immigrant children at the turn of the 20th century. Reforms that New York City schools used are described here and data is included for your class to analyze, in its evaluation of the effectiveness of the reforms.
In this World War I instructional activity, students read the provided selection titled "The War at Home," and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions about the war.
Students 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. Students create political cartoons and write essays regarding anti-war sentiment in the U.S.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In 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.
Sixth graders discuss the issues that America was dealing with during World War I. They describe the outrage felt by Americans when they knew they could no longer remain neutral. They examine how the war made America a world power.
Sixth graders explore and examine the production of biofuels from the 1850's to the present. Included in their research is Henry Ford, ethanol, World War I and prohibition. They explain the importance of grains and grasses for the production of biofuel.
Ninth graders examine the main events of World War I and identify the major points of the Treaty of Versailles. They read and discuss a scenario about boys fighting at school and create a treaty, read the poem "The Sentry" by Wilfred Owen, and write an "I Am" poem.
In this World War I worksheet, students examine Canada's role in the first world war from mobilizing troops to the last hundred days as they read about 8 chronologically listed events.
Ninth graders explore the main events, key people, outcomes and lasting effects of World War I. They research the lasting effects of World War I on the 20th Century and discuss the Treaty of Versailles and its effects on Germany.

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