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OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
MODEl UNlT FOR GRADE 10 — WORLD WAR I & ITS CONSEQUENCES
Sample Question: Is Nationalism a Good Thing?

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Historical Thinking Standard
Assignments / Activities
To show evidence of standards, students might
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Chronological/ Spatial Thinking

Location

Sequencing

 

Create a pictorial time line of major events leading to World War I and ending with the Treaty of Versailles.

Draw two maps—one pre- and one post-World War I. Write a paragraph using the maps to explain what changed during the war.

Examining Evidence

Examining primary sources (such as photos, artifacts, and documents)

Relationship between primary sources and historical/ geographical context

Author's intentions / perspective

In partners, look at the posters and documents. Analyze what messages were being conveyed to mobilize support for the war.

Read accounts such as excerpts from All Quiet on the Western Front to gain an individual soldier's perspective on nationalism and the war.

Diversity / Multiple Perspectives

Influences (such as location, race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation)

Empathy

Explore views of patriotism by writing a learning log. Share the log with others in the class.

Read speeches of political leaders such as Lloyd George and Teddy Roosevelt and compare their ideas to the film Gallipoli.

Interpretation

Constructing historical accounts

Comparing historical accounts

Moral judgment

Using evidence such as maps, statistics, posters, speeches, and literature, write a one-page analysis of the role nationalism played in World War I and its outcome.

Determining Historical / Geographical Significance

Connect past and present

Causation

Evaluation

Location

Listen to a lecture on issues of nationalism in the world today and of the struggle of some people to form nations.

Write an opinion piece answering the question," Is nationalism a good thing?", drawing upon their knowledge of World War I and current issues.


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