World War I Introduction
How and why did the world become inflamed with war?
Understandings & Standards
This students in this class learn best when exploring topics for themselves especially on the Internet, working in groups, and then summarizing their learning graphically.

Standards:
  • Social Studies standard 10.5: Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.
  • Social Studies standard 10.5.1: Analyze the arguments for entering into war presented by leaders from all sides of the Great War and the role of political and economic rivalries, ethnic and ideological conflicts, domestic discontent and disorder, and propaganda and nationalism in mobilizing the civilian population in support of “total war.”



HSS.9-12.1. Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between particular historical events and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments.
HSS.9-12.2. Students recognize the complexity of historical causes and effects, including the limitations on determining cause and effect.
HSS.9-12.3. Students interpret past events and issues within the context in which an event unfolded rather than solely in terms of present-day norms and values.
Grade Ten World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World
HSS.10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.
HSS.10.5.1. Analyze the arguments for entering into war presented by leaders from all sides of the Great War and the role of political and economic rivalries, ethnic and ideological conflicts, domestic discontent and disorder, and propaganda and nationalism in mobilizing the civilian population in support of "total war."

NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students)
III Research and Information Fluency
B. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources
and media.
D. process data and report results.