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African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
Students 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.
African-American Soldiers After World War I: Had Race Relations Changed?
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.
World War I WebQuest
Learners reflect on the events before, during and after World War I. For this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
World War I: The War to End All Wars
What do you know about WWI? The creator of this fantastic presentation sure knows a lot! From the beginning of the war, to the trenches and the home front, World War I is discussed in full. Each slide includes images, blocks of informational text, and embedded hyperlinks. A really great tool to help learners understand many aspects of the war to end all wars.
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
The Legacy of the "Great War"
Students 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.
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.
The 1848 Revolution, the Second Reich, and the First World War
High schoolers 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.
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.
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, they discuss how public opinion changed after it became public and how Texans reacted.
African American Soldiers in World War I
Eleventh graders analyze the fight of African Americans. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze the attitudes towards blacks in the military during WWI. Students debate the performance of the 92nd division.
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. If I were a movie critic, I'd give this one two thumbs up!
Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
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.
The War at Home
In this World War I worksheet, students read the provided selection titled "The War at Home," and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions about the war.
Lesson 1: Postwar Disillusionment and the Quest for Peace, 1921-1929
Students examine U.S. foreign policy following World War I. In this foreign policy activity, 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.
A Half-century of Crisis And Achievement: the World in the Interwar And World War Ii
Students 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.
The Cause and Course of the Great War
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.
New! 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.
World War I For the Soldier
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.
Preparing for World War I
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.