Ch 29: World War I High School World History Lesson Plans

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The World War I chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about America's participation in the war in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes, and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the World War I chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Clouds of war Alliances, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Tuesday U.S. and World War I Neutrality, isolationism, the Lusitania, the Zimmermann note
Wednesday U.S. at war Reasons for U.S. to enter World War I, the Selective Service Act, American military campaigns
Thursday World War I ends The Treaty of Versailles, Woodrow Wilson and his 14 Points, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau
Friday The League of Nations Woodrow Wilson, international conflict resolution

4 Lessons in Chapter 29: World War I High School World History Lesson Plans
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Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

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.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

2. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.

American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

3. 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.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

4. 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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