This Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War lesson plan also includes:
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument and support used. Individuals then take their own position on the question of whether the US should get involved.
Consider having groups use the provided graphic organizer to analyze how media today presents current global conflict
- Given all the sources of information available today, it might be necessary to review how news and information were shared at the beginning of World War I
- Links are provided to a wide variety of articles on the question
- The provided graphic organizer models for readers how to analyze a primary source document
- The activities highlight some of the many factors that influence global politics