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Subject: Social Studies (7 - 9)
Title: America’s Family Reunion – A Patriotic Celebration of Veterans
Description: Students will gain an understanding of the significance and meaning of National Veterans Day, the unique founder of the organization and the history created in Birmingham, Alabama for veterans across America.  Students will recognize the contributions of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things by practicing the character education traits of America’s veterans. Specifically lesson activities will focus on citizenship, patriotism, courage, loyalty and respect for others.  The lesson will culminate with students conducting a class or school assembly, a recognition program, or an event for their school honoring veterans in their community. 


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Subject: Social Studies (9)
Title: Mock Treaty of Versailles
Description: This project is designed to conclude a World War I Unit. In this unit, students will have examined the causes, events, and consequences of World War One.  After investigating the causes  and events of the war, students will participate as delegates  to a mock Treaty of Versailles. In the mock Treaty, students will be divided into collaborative groups and will be assigned roles within these groups.  The group as a whole will be assigned the role of a country that was integral to the negotiation of the the actual treaty. 


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Subject: Social Studies (9), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Passport to the Great Wars
Description: In this unit plan students will be examining the causes, events, and consequences of the First World War. To launch this project students will be create passports that they will use throughout this unit and in the World War II unit. The content for this unit is taught via a layered curriculum document (attached). During the course of this project students may earn passport stamps by mastering content objectives (quizzes, tests, standards based assessments) and completing layered curriculum products (front page news articles, trench diagrams, personalities brainflips cards, quizlet vocabulary, etc.). After examining the causes and events of the war, students will  participate in a mock Treaty of Versailles (see ALEX Lesson Plan ID: 31048). Lastly, students will compose a five paragraph essay and answer the unit  Driving Question. 


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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Poetry of The Great War: ''From Darkness to Light''?     
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students explore the historical context of World War I poetry. Students compare and contrast poems via active class discussion and then provide a well-supported, written analysis of the relationship between a poem's form and its content.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: United States Entry into World War I: Some Hypotheses About U.S. Entry     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students explain what the most compelling reasons were for the U.S. to enter World War I. Students create a hypothetical justification for U.S. involvement in World War I, supported by specific evidence.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: Five Camps -- From Voices of Consent to Voices of Dissent     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students describe President Wilson's role in creating the League of Nations. They also discuss opposition to the League in America.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students reconsider the events leading to U.S. involvement in World War I through the lens of archival documents. Students create a hypothesis for U.S. entry into the war, supported by specific evidence.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: International Alliances     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students discover the history, mission, function, and geographical range of six international alliances. Students research opposing viewpoints concerning these alliances and consider the reasons why some people want to reform or disband these organizations.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations     
Description: In this unit of three lessons, from EDSITEment, students come to understand Woodrow Wilson's concepts for peace and the League of Nations after World War I, his efforts to foster American support for the League, and the opposition he faced in the Senate. The three lessons can be taught as stand alone lessons or as part of the complete unit.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: League of Nations Basics     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students describe President Woodrow Wilson's role in creating the League of Nations. They come to understand the basic issues covered in Wilson's Fourteen Points, and compare those with the tenets in the Covenant of the League of Nations.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: Disagreement Over the League     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students develop an understanding of the central issues in the debate over the League of Nations in America. Students examine a political cartoon about the position of the GOP regarding the League.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology of World War I     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents. They create a documentary slideshow outlining the circumstances surrounding the U.S. entry into World War I.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles     
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students study a variety of primary sources, maps, and supporting documents concerning the post-World War I peace process. They develop a context for evaluating whether the Treaty of Versailles was a viable, fair one, and consider some of the complex questions this issue raises about the historical causality and responsibility. The lesson fits within a larger unit on World War I, and some prior knowledge of the causes and events of the war is assumed.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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