Unit 24 – World War I
Clinton High School
Social Studies – American History
Layer: Choose 1 assignment for each objective. Due date: ________
1 (Section 1 Notes): Outline the origins of WWI.
Go to the following website: http://www.firstworldwar.com/
Create a chart outlining the reasons the war began RUBRIC
Create a timeline of how WWI began RUBRIC
2 (Section 2 Notes): Describe the reasons that the U.S. entered into
Create a mobile about the reasons the US entered into the war RUBRIC
Write a letter to a friend in Canada explaining why the US entered into
the war. RUBRIC
Create a piece of propaganda that displays one why the US entered the
war. Go to this site for examples: http://www.firstworldwar.com/
3 (Section 2 Notes): Recognize the supporters and the opponents of the
War movement in the U.S during WWI.
Create a t-chart – on one side explain the reasons to support the war
and on the other explain why someone might oppose the war. RUBRIC
4 (Section 3 Notes): Explain the steps taken by the U.S. to win the war.
You are a news reporter writing a story on the success of the U.S.
Explain what things are being done to win the war.
Oral summary to the teacher on what was happening in
the U.S. to win the war.
5 (Section 4 Notes): Illustrate the effects of WWI on the U.S.
With 1 other person create a news program about the effects of the war RUBRIC
Create a chart illustrating the results of the war RUBRIC
Draw up a treaty that outlines how the war should (and did) end.
(Include aspects of the 14 Points)
6 (All Sections): Students should know key terms and people from WWI.
Complete the quiz in OIS
Create a list of 15 terms and people and explain the importance of each
Layer: Complete the required assignment, then choose 1 assignment. Due:
Participate in role playing activity *Required
Create a 4 page newspaper about the results of and the peace process of
WWI. It must have articles, an advertisement, and pictures
Create a PowerPoint about 5 key people related to World War I RUBRIC
Create video in which you interview (minimum 5 questions each) a
soldier in the war and a person involved with the peace-making
process. Give the account from their view. RUBRIC
Watch a movie w/ a setting in WWI. What did the movie include
from the era that you know is true. What was offered by the
movie that was historically incorrect? Prepare to discuss with the
Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: _____
Go to the website:
Evaluate advances in technology for warfare. Provide a
summary of your stance on the use of technological warfare. This is 2
parts! Evaluate and provide your summary.
_____ Go online and find stories about 2 different places (involving people other than Americans) in the world having wars right now. What are their reasons for war? Do they compare to any of the reasons for WWI? What do you believe is worth going to war over?