Were the US critics of their government’s involvement in World War I anti- American?
Students read 3 primary sources including a speech by Eugene Debs, a pamphlet by Schenk, and the Sedition Act. Using a graphic organizer, students answer questions in regards to sourcing, contextualizing, and close reading. Lastly, students reflect whether the Sedition Act or limiting freedoms during the war was necessary. It's fascinating seeing what students have to say!
This Lesson Includes:
- 3 Primary Sources
- Student Worksheet
** Adapted from Stanford Reading Like a Historian