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Subject: Social Studies (11)
Title: From the Trenches WWI
Description: Students will experience what life was like for many soldiers during World War I by studying Trench Warfare. They will gain this understanding through pictures, first person audio accounts, and reading poetry from the war. Students will then put themselves in the shoes of the soldiers by writing a letter home to a loved one or a Dear Diary entry.


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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: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: U.S. Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology     
Description: This unit of three lessons, from EDSITEment, focuses on U.S. involvement in World War I. Students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
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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The Legend Lives On: documenting a historical event poetically
http://writingfix.co...
Using Gordon Lightfoot's song, "The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald" as a springboard, students will analyze and write a poem about a historical event.

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Newsweek Article on the Sinkng of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald
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This article, written in 1975, is about the discovery of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. This can be used in conjunction with the lesson plan "The Legend Lives On" or as individual student research.

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