Modern American History 7/01/11



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Modern American History 7/01/11







Unit 2: Foreign Policy and World War I (1890-1920)








Goal:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how the American role in the world changed from 1890 to 1920. 









Big Idea (s):

  • In order to protect its military and economic interests, the U.S. began to exert more influence in foreign affairs.

  • Americans’ belief in their own cultural, moral, and racial superiority justified increased global involvement, including violence and war against resisting peoples.

  • The focus of U.S. foreign policy shifted from isolationism to imperialism during the years spanning 1890-1920.

  • All nations compete for resources, power, and influence.

  • War changed American society. .

  • Civil liberties are often curtailed during times of war.

  • Political decisions have implications and consequences on future events.







Essential Question (s):

  • Why did the US begin to exert more influence in foreign affairs?

  • How did the focus of US foreign policy change in this period?

  • Why and how did the US become a world power? How did this change America?

  • How did war affect American society?

  • What choices and decisions did America face in war? How did the end of the war shape the postwar world?

  • How do the concepts of democracy, liberty and equal opportunity influence foreign policy?

  • When should a nation get involved in the affairs of another nation? What determines when it is appropriate for a country to engage in war?

  • What is fair in war?

  • How was World War 1 a conflict between realism and idealism?

  • What is more important—freedom or security?

  • Can the U.S. bring democracy to the world?










Learning Outcomes








Students will:

As evidenced by oral, written, and/or performance:







Literacy 1. Define and apply key vocabulary/concepts: Imperialism, Isolationism, Colonialism, Roosevelt Corollary, Spanish American War, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy(H), Big Stick Diplomacy(H), Dollar Diplomacy(H), World War I, Isolationism, Alliances, Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism, trench warfare, Fourteen Points, Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations:

  • Paraphrase/summarize

  • Compare/contrast

  • Classify

  • Categorize

  • Discuss/explain

  • Illustrate

  • Demonstrate

  • Reflect/relate

  • Infer

  • Vocabulary journals

  • Narrative descriptions

  • 2-3 Column Notes (i.e. term/definition/illustrate/paraphrase/ relate)

  • Lincs/Frayer

  • Visual representation (i.e concept diagram/map, graph, chart, drawing, poster, comic strip, cartoon)

  • Discussion

  • Oral presentation

  • Short answer

  • (H) Essay/Position paper

  • (H) Make judgments and inferences related to the historical novel.







    1. Analyze the changing role of the United States in world affairs.

  • Imperialism

  • Isolationism

  • Colonialism

  • Roosevelt Corollary

  • Spanish American War

  • Panama Canal

  • Open door Policy(H)

  • Big Stick Diplomacy(H)

  • Dollar Diplomacy(H)

  • Moral diplomacy(H)




A chart of changes in United States’ role in world affairs.
(H) Justify the actions of the U.S. in foreign affairs.
(H) Assess how the role and perception of the US changed politically and economically as a result of diplomacy.







    1. Analyze the causes and general course of World War I and its impact on American Society.



  • Causes

  • Effects

  • U.S. Entry

  • Trench warfare and military technology

  • Impact on Home front

    • Minorities

    • Women

  • Isolationism

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Wilson’s Fourteen Points

  • League of Nations

An analysis of the United States’ role in World War I and the impact of the war on American society.

(H) Modify the Treaty of Versailles to prevent WWII from occurring and justify your reasoning.







Resources: Bringing History Alive, TCI United States History Program

Imperialism


American Nation-Ch. 10

Geography Activity 10

Literature Reading 10
America: Pathways-Ch. 18; Ch. 20, sec. 5

Comparing Primary Sources-On the Race for Empire

Critical Thinking-Drawing Conclusions-The Explosion of the Maine
*Honors-The Americans-Ch. 10

Skillbuilder-Analyzing Bias

Geography Application-Geography of the Panama Canal.
The Philippine-American War, A Unit of Study for Grades 7-12, by James A. Williams and Charles F. Pennachio, NCHS and OAH.
The Spanish American War

http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/

Imperialism



http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/toc.html

Empire Beyond the Seas



http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1978/3/78.03.07.x.html

World War 1


American Nation-Ch. 11

Geography Activity 11

Primary Source Reading 11

Graphic Organizer Activity 11


America: Pathways-Ch. 20
*Honors-The Americans-Ch. 11

Primary Sources-The Zimmermann Note


WW1 Document Archive

http://lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/

WW1-England



http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/gcselinks/wars/wwi.html

WW1-Trenches on the web



http://www.worldwar1.com/

WW1.com


http://www.firstworldwar.com/index.htm

NARA-Digital Classroom-Zimmermann Note



http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/zimmermann_telegram/zimmermann_telegram.html

Wilson’s War Message



http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1917/wilswarm.html

World War 1



http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world_war_one.htm

WW1-England



http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAwar.htm







Extension Activity:







Teacher(s) Designed Formative Assessments

District-wide Trimester Assessment(s)




District-wide Trimester Assessment(s)












TBD

http://sde-cthsi/DWTA/academic.html





Concepts

Students need to know about:


Skills

Students need to be able to do:

Literacy 1. Imperialism, Isolationism, Colonialism, Roosevelt Corollary, Spanish American War, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy, Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, World War I, Isolationism, Alliances, Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism, trench warfare, Fourteen Points, Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations:


Define and apply (Imperialism, Isolationism, Colonialism, Roosevelt Corollary, Spanish American War, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy, Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, World War I, Isolationism, Alliances, Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism, trench warfare, Fourteen Points, Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations)

  • Paraphrase/summarize

  • Compare/contrast

  • Classify

  • Categorize

  • Discuss/explain

  • Illustrate

  • Demonstrate

  • Reflect/relate




11.4

  • Imperialism

  • Isolationism

  • Colonialism

  • Roosevelt Corollary

  • Spanish American War

  • Panama Canal

  • Open door Policy

  • Big Stick Diplomacy(H)

  • Dollar Diplomacy(H)

  • Moral diplomacy(H)


Analyze (US involvement/intervention)

Summarize (imperialism)

Justify (imperialism)

Analyze (political cartoon from period)

Create (political cartoons)

11.5

World War I

Isolationism

Alliances

Nationalism

Militarism

Imperialism

trench warfare

Fourteen Points

Treaty of Versailles

League of Nations

Self-Determination


Explain (causes)

Analyze (US entry)

Compare/Contrast (maps pre/post war)

Create (diary entry of soldier in trenches)

Chart (impact of war on minorities)

Justify (US entry into WW1)

Assess (Treaty of Versailles)




(H) Honors: Honors students will complete assignments during the trade cycle.




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