Why Did the United States Enter World War I in 1917?

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World War I was the first major conflict on a global scale. Using primary documents, learners determine why the United States chose to enter World War I when it did. After analytical writing and group research, the causes of America's involvement in World War I become clear. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class complete a detailed World War I map of the Central Powers and Allies in Europe
Classroom Considerations

  • Limit small group sizes to no more than four 
  • Print out the primary documents and laminate them for multiple period use
  • The fifth installment of an eight-part lesson series
Pros

  • Contains printable worksheets
  • Includes grading rubric for teacher use
Cons

  • None
Common Core