In this lesson, students will consider the advancement in technology and, specifically, adaptations of trench warfare based on technological advances through discussion, primary sources and a hands-on activity.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit studying genocide. The students have completed their notes about World War I and the Armenian massacres and are ready to utilize their knowledge and explore the role of the media during the massacres. This part of the lesson specifically looks at the Armenian massacres as a launching point for 20th century genocides. The primary focus of the project is to delve into the role the media plays in chronicling and sharing the events of the Armenian massacres as well as the impact it has on the outcome of the massacres and the reaction of the international community.
In this lesson, students will analyze documents to understand more about the challenges German-Americans faced and determine how the German-American community responded to those challenges.
In this activity, students examine an interactive photograph showing the "Rainbow Division" using French artillery.
In this lesson, students will examine a series of 1917-1919 “propaganda” posters that called America to action and attempted to evoke great patriotism.
In this lesson, students will analyze the issues and impact of World War I, which fundamentally transformed the Middle East. Students will also explore the ways in which the conflict and the treaties which resulted from WWI laid the groundwork for contemporary political and social conflicts in the region. Students work individually or in groups to research a project and create a museum exhibit.
This lesson asks to students to interpret multiple primary source excerpts and connect them to larger WWI themes.
Teenage Assassins and the Outbreak of the First World War: The Sarajevo Assassination and the Spark that Ignited a World War
This lesson uses activities and a variety of simulations to involve students in a critical examination of the events in the Balkans leading to the outbreak of World War I. Students will reflect on broad issues of nationalism as a force in modern world history, the dilemma â€“ and tactics â€“ of militarily disadvantaged people struggling for their independence, and the tension between concepts of personal morality versus the perceived good of the nation.
In this lesson, students will analyze documents to understand more about the arguments made by both sides of the issue as the United States wrestled with a decision that would forever change the nation's role in global affairs.
Students will analyze the U.S.-Mexican-German context of the telegram, examine the reaction in the land covered by the telegram and connect the impact of the telegram to today's U.S.-Mexico border issues.