World War I

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World War I Door Mind Map: World War I

1. Long Term Causes

1.1. Objective: Students will be able to explain 4 long-term causes of World War I using guided notes from a lecture.

1.1.1. Assessment: Students will fill out their guided notes during a lecture and respond to critical thinking questions.

1.1.1.1. Teacher gives a lecture on the 4 main causes of World War I.

1.1.1.2. Students take notes on the lecture using a provided guided notes handout.

1.1.1.3. Students answer critical thinking questions for themselves, then discuss them in groups.

2. Outbreak of War

2.1. Objective: Students will understand the impact of technology and geography on the course of the war. Students will understand the major turning points of the war.

2.1.1. Assessment: Students will read a chapter from their textbook and fill out a notes sheet before answering a critical thinking question.

2.1.1.1. Teacher introduces the lesson with a brief video, followed by an introduction of the lesson's vocabulary words.

2.1.1.2. Students form groups and read a section of the chapter and writing notes. Students then share what they read with group members as each member completes their notes on each section

2.1.1.3. Students answer a critical thinking question individually based on the reading and group discussions.

3. U.S. Entry and the Zimmerman Note

3.1. Objective: Students will understand why the United States entered the war and the role of the Zimmerman Telegram in that decision.

3.1.1. Assessments: Students will annotate a primary source document (the telegram) and answer questions in a graphic organizer.

3.1.1.1. Teacher provides the context of the U.S.'s status prior to the war the the context surrounding the telegram.

3.1.1.2. Students analyze and annotate the telegram, determining its main ideas and the significance of the document itself.

3.1.1.3. Students answer critical thinking questions about the document's reception and impact.

4. The Treaty of Versailles

4.1. Objective: Students will analyze and discuss the motivations behind the drafting of the Treaty of Versailles.

4.1.1. Assessments: In a classroom discussion, students will explain the motivations of each major nation and debate the fairness of the terms.

4.1.1.1. Teacher provides students with background information on the Treaty, as well as motivations for each country.

4.1.1.2. Students analyze each country's motivations and determine which demands would most benefit their country.

4.1.1.3. Students respond to critical thinking questions from a more objective perspective to determine if the terms of the Treaty were fair.