World war I 10 th Grade World History Can be modified to fit 11 th
Group Presentation – 50 points
Scoring Guide Task 4
Task: Write an additional article looking at conditions in Europe after the war. How are the countries of Europe still affected by the legacy of The Great War? Examine political, economic, and social structures in particular.
Standard Component: (H/SS 10.6) Analyze the effects of the First World War.
(Reading Comprehension 2.2) Generate relevant questions, which can be researched.
(Writing Strategies 1.1 & 2.3) Establish coherent thesis, gather evidence in support.
Exemplary (Exceeds the Standard) 45-50 points:
All proficient criteria are met, plus:
Article explains what connections were important between the topic and economic, political and social issues.
Article contains multiple perspectives on the topic
Proficient (Meets the Standard) 40-44 points:
Article explains the extent of the country’s participation in the war
Article discusses the immediate consequences for the country after the war
Article explains the long-term effects of WWI on the country, including issues that effect the country today
Newspaper format is correct
Few or no errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
Progressing (Progressing Toward the Standard) 30-39 points:
At least 4 of proficient criteria are met
Work contains numerous spelling and/or legibility errors
More work is needed
Not Yet Meeting the Standard 0-29 points:
Fewer than 4 of the proficient criteria are met
More work is needed
Peer Evaluation (Optional)
Student Handout #1
Task 1: News Article
You are a newspaper reporter working for a large news organization during World War I. Your publisher wants you to focus on the important events of World War I, with in-depth examinations of specific people and events that are pivotal in the outcome of the war. You and your fellow reporters will work both individually and as a group to research the topics provided.
Do some research to prepare an article about your topic. Read in your text, look up information in other books, and search the Internet. Take notes.
Your job is to write a thought-provoking article for the special Issue. Explore your assigned topic thoroughly, with enough background information so someone unfamiliar with your topic will understand it. Examine the varying viewpoints of those who were the leaders, and those who were led. Who were the significant people involved and what were the significant events?
Student Handout #2
Task Two: The Great War Newspaper.
In your group of five, create one or more newspaper pages about the topic you studied. Each page should give the total picture of your topic. Be sure and focus on the economic, political, and social issues involved, but you may also include anything you believe relevant.
Each member of the group must contribute at least one news story. In addition, you should include a graphic (photo, illustration, map, chart, graph, etc.).
The page must be produced with Microsoft Publisher and include a title and list of contributing reporters. Identify the author of each piece of writing. Final pages will be shared with others.
Student Handout #3
Task Three: The 6 O’clock Radio Newscast.
Your Publisher has just invested in a newly developed experimental radio broadcasting station. He feels that “radio” is the wave of the future, so he wants to broadcast a special news radio program about World War I. (Note: Since voice radio broadcasting wasn’t actually developed until after World War I was over, it really couldn’t have happened until around 1928.)
In your group of five, create an evening news radio show about the topic you studied. Try to give the total picture of your topic as you feel it would be covered on the nightly news broadcast. To add interest to your broadcast you might include interviews with actual or fictitious persons, or use sound effects.
Each member of the group must contribute at least one news story.
Note: Including some period advertisements could add interest to the presentation.
Student Handout #4
Task Four: (Follow-up)
Your publisher is thrilled that the special issue generated a great deal of interest the effects of the war. He wants you to write an additional article looking at conditions between 1920 and 1938 in an assigned country after the war. How is the country still affected by the legacy of The Great War? Examine political, economic, and social structures in particular.
Your article should be at least 300-500 words. Anyone who reads your article should clearly understand the successes and problems of your country today, and any issues leftover from World War I that still exist. Be sure and note any significant events or people that have emerged since World War I affecting your country.
Your notes from the previous tasks should be helpful, but you may need to do further research on the country.
Ottoman Turk Empire (Turkey)
Student Handout #5
Group News Topics
Group 1 – The general causes of the World War I.
Nationalism and Militarism prior to World War I
Industrialism and Imperialism prior to World War I
Triple Entente - The “Haves”
Triple Alliance - The “Have Nots”
The Dangers of Secret Treaties
Group 2 - Assassination in Sarajevo.
The Assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand and Sophia
Franz Joseph of Austria and the 48 Hour Ultimatum
Kaiser Wilhelm II and The Blank Check
The Role of Propaganda in World War I
The Rape of Belgium
Group 3 - Early events in the war (1914-1916)
The Miracle of the Marne
German U-Boats and the Sinking of the Lusitania
Life in the Trenches (Trench Warfare)
The Battle of Verdun
New Weapons: Tanks, airplanes, and poison gas.
Group 4 - Later events in the war (1916-1918)
The Ludendorf Offensive
Woodrow Wilson and The 14 Points
“Black Jack” Pershing and the AEF
The Russian Revolution and the Brest-Litovsk Treaty
Group 5 – The War Ends
The breaking of the Hindenberg Line
Treaty of Versailles
New Roles for Women in World War I
Student Handout #6
Essential Questions *
What are some of the reasons why countries form alliances? Why did the European alliance groups form as they did in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries?
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of secret alliances? What do you think are the lessons that we can learn from pre-WWI alliances?
What are the positive and negative consequences of militarism, nationalism, and imperialism and what has the world learned from the lessons of pre-WWI militarism, nationalism, and imperialism?
Compare Europe in 1914 to Europe after World War I. Describe how the political landscape was altered. Why is it important to consider national cultures when drawing country borders?
How would the outcome of the peace process be different if Germany had been allowed to participate in negotiations? If all of Wilson’s Fourteen Points had been accepted?
What was the influence of propaganda in World War I?
* Be prepared to answer these at the end of the unit (50 points).
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