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The United States & WWI - Chapter Summary
This engaging teacher resource chapter covers key World War I topics, including the role of the U.S. in the conflict and the development of the League of Nations. Show these video lessons in the classroom to supplement instruction on the causes of WWI, America's role in the war and how the war ended. Use the video timeline feature to quickly navigate to any part of the video you'd like to show your students. Each lesson is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz that makes a handy assessment tool to ensure your students are keeping up.
How It Helps
- Fulfills standards: The materials in this chapter on the U.S. and WWI can help you meet relevant educational criteria.
- Makes planning easy: Provides a variety of helpful educational materials in one place to reduce curriculum planning time.
- Encourages discussion: Use these videos and quiz questions as starting points for classroom discussion on important WWI topics.
Use this chapter to teach your students how to:
- Outline the factors that led to WWI
- Explain how the war changed after America became involved
- Discuss the League of Nations, the Treaty of Versailles and the end of WWI
1. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War
Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.
2. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry
As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.
3. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations
In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.
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