Unit 24 – World War I

Steve Ritter
Clinton High School
Clinton, Missouri

Social Studies – American History 

Name: ____________________________________  Test Date: ____________ 

C Layer: Choose 1 assignment for each objective. Due date: ________ 

Objective 1 (Section 1 Notes): Outline the origins of WWI. 

_____ Go to the following website: http://www.firstworldwar.com/origins/causes.htm and then provide an oral summary to the teacher about what you learned. 

_____ Create a chart outlining the reasons the war began RUBRIC 

_____ Create a timeline of how WWI began RUBRIC 

Objective 2 (Section 2 Notes): Describe the reasons that the U.S. entered into WWI. 

____ 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/posters/index.htm 

Objective 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 

Objective 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. 

Objective 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) 

Objective 6 (All Sections): Students should know key terms and people from WWI.  

_____ Complete the quiz in OIS 

_____ Flashcards RUBRIC 

_____ Create a list of 15 terms and people and explain the importance of each 

B Layer: Complete the required assignment, then choose 1 assignment. Due: _____ 

_N/G____ 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 teacher. 

A Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: _____ 

_____ Go to the website: http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/christmastruce.htm and read the information and write a summary about the Christmas Truce. What is your reaction and why? 

_____ 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?