World War I:Project

Each student will be assigned a specific event or aspect of World War I. Each student will create a short article on their specific event or aspect of the war. Each article will include a summary and a picture.

Each article shall include the: who, what, where, when and why is this important and/or why is this relevant to history. You will write a half page article as if you were a journalist covering the events for a newspaper. In addition you will cite your sources for example the text book, encyclopedia or the internet.

Assignment is worth 50 pts toward your Project section of your grade. 20 pts of participation will be assessed as you research and draft your article.

Pre-war: Articles

  • Nationalism
  • Imperialism
  • Alliances
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
  • Early Battles of war
  • Editorials(for and against)
  • British Blockade
  • Lusitania
  • Zimmerman note
  • Congess declares war
  • America mobilizes

America at war:

  • Selective service act
  • Convoy system
  • "Doughboys"
  • New Weapons(5)
  • Horrors of the war
  • America on the offensive
  • war propaganda
  • Collapse of Germany
  • Final Toll

The War at Home:

  • War Economy
  • Selling the war
  • Attacks on civil liberties
  • War and social change
  • The Flu Epidemic

Wilson Fights for Peace:

  • Fourteen Points
  • League of Nations
  • Treaty Of Versailles
  • Legacy of the War

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