Students read a primary source about America's entry into World War 1 and Wilson's decision to ask Congress to declare war against Germany. They answer 14 questions, analyze 4 images, and complete a creative task involving 3 points of view. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
-Explain the 2 main reasons that Wilson was pushed to ask Congress to declare a state of war between America and Germany.
-Inferring from the text and prior knowledge, what was the Sussex Pledge?
-What were the three main factors Wilson laid awake at night considering before asking for a war declaration? Which do you think most influenced Wilson's decision?
-Why did Cobb think America could not stay out of the war?
-The source essentially tells us that Wilson had to choose between the lesser of two evils. Do you think he chose correctly? Why or why not?
You might be interested in the bundle to save!
World War 1 Bundle for World History
World War I Bundle for US History
WWI Combined Activities Mini Bundle
Just Primary Source Analysis Mini Bundle
Or one of the individual activities:
World War 1