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3. Understand causes and consequences of contact, cooperation, and conflict (e.g., diplomatic, economic, political, cultural/ethnic, military, biological) between various societies, nations, and groups of people.
c. Analyze the causes, effects, and unique features of World War I and World War II in terms of the changes in diplomatic relationships among the various countries involved. (DOK 3)
3. Understand how the global position of the United States has evolved as a result of imperialism, economics, technological changes, and involvement in international wars and conflicts.
a. Analyze the effects of imperialism on the foreign policy of the United States from Reconstruction to World War I. (DOK 3)
History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the major characteristics that define an historical era;
(B) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
(C) apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
(D) explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914-1918 (World War I)
2.1.1 Analyzes how the costs and benefits of economic choices have shaped events in the world in the past or present.
Examines how competition for natural resources contributed to the beginning of World War I and World War II.
4.1.2 Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in world history:
Global expansion and encounter (1450—1750).
Age of revolutions (1750—1917).
International conflicts (1870—present).
Emergence and development of new nations (1900—present).
Challenges to democracy and human rights (1945—present).
Explains how the Atlantic slave system helps to define world history from 1450 to 1750 as an age of expansion and imperialism.
Explains how the French, Industrial, and Russian Revolutions help to define world history from 1750 to 1917 as an age of revolutions.
Explains how the causes and consequences of World War I and World War II define 1870 to the present as a time of international conflict.
4.3.2 Analyzes the multiple causal factors of conflicts in world history (1450 – present).
Examines the causes of World War I from political, economic, military, social, and religious perspectives to develop a position on the primary cause of the war.
Examines Palestinians’ and Israelis’ perspectives on the causes of conflict in the Middle East to develop a position on the primary cause of the conflict.
5.2.1 Creates and uses research questions that are tied to an essential question to focus inquiry on an idea, issue, or event.
Develops research questions tied to an essential question to focus inquiry on the costs, benefits, and long-term significance of nationalism.
Develops research questions tied to an essential question to focus inquiry on the causes of World War I.
7.4 Identify the causes of American involvement in World War I (i.e., security concerns, economic benefits, Wilsonian diplomacy, propaganda).
10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.
1. Analyze the arguments for entering into war presented by leaders from all sides of the Great War and the role of political and economic rivalries, ethnic and ideological conflicts, domestic discontent and disorder, and propaganda and nationalism in mobilizing the civilian population in support of “total war.”
2. Examine the principal theaters of battle, major turning points, and the importance of geographic factors in military decisions and outcomes (e.g., topography, waterways, distance, climate).
3. Explain how the Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States affected the course and outcome of the war.
4. Understand the nature of the war and its human costs (military and civilian) on all sides of the conflict, including how colonial peoples contributed to the war effort.
5. Discuss human rights violations and genocide, including the Ottoman government’s actions against Armenian citizens.
World War I occurred as a result of international problems
1. Intense nationalism
2. Power struggles among European nations
3. A failure of leadership
4. European alliances
B. Restraint and involvement: 1914-1920
1. United States involvement
a. Efforts at neutrality and “preparedness”
b. Causes of United States entry into World War I
c. United States role in the war
USII.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by
a) explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War;
b) describing Theodore Roosevelt’s impact on the foreign policy of the United States;
c) explaining the reasons for the United States’ involvement in World War I and its international leadership role at the conclusion of the war.
WHII.10 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I by
a) explaining economic causes, political causes, and major events and identifying major leaders of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II;
b) explaining the outcomes and global effect of the war and the Treaty of Versailles;
c) citing causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution.
PO 12. Describe the following events that led to United States involvement in World War I:
a. shift away from isolationism
b. sinking of the Lusitania
c. Zimmermann Telegram
PO 13. Describe important events associated with
World War l:
a. anti-German feelings in the United States
b. passing of the Selective Service Act
c. migration of African-Americans to the north
d. Wilson’s Fourteen Points
e. controversy over the Treaty of Versailles
SS.912.A.4.5 Examine causes, course, and consequences of United States involvement in World War I. Examples may include, but are not limited to, nationalism, imperialism, militarism, entangling alliances vs. neutrality, Zimmerman Note, the Lusitania, the Selective Service Act, the homefront, the American Expeditionary Force, Wilson's Fourteen Points, the Treaty of Versailles (and opposition to it), isolationism. Demonstrate an understanding of the changing role of the United States in world affairs through the end of World War I.
Common Core Standards (History)
Reading Standard 4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Reading Standard 4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Reading Standard 4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.