WWI and the 1920's Lesson: End of World War I

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This Google product contains the third of seven lessons from the World War I and the 1920's period in the United States.

Lesson objectives:

  • Understand the contributions of the American Expeditionary Force to the Allied victory in World War I.
  • Describe the issues raised by President Wilson’s Fourteen Points.
  • Analyze the decisions made at the Paris Peace Conference and included in the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of U.S. participation in the League of Nations.
  • Explain why the U.S. Senate did not ratify the Treaty of Versailles.

Lesson includes the following:

1. The End of World War I Presentation - (14 Slides Presentation, 3 charts, and 1 maps)

  • America joins the fighting
  • Wilson wants "Peace without victory"
  • The Paris Peace Conference
  • America rejects the Treaty of Versailles

2. Student Notes for presentation - Form

  • 5 questions
  • Assign this at the beginning of the presentation.
  • Students will follow along and complete the sentences on the form.
  • They will submit for easy grading.

3. The End of World War I Reading Comprehension Questions - Form

  • 6 questions
  • Includes text from the book

4. Short answer questions on a doc.

  • 9 questions
  • Students will identify supporting details, paraphrase, evaluate explanations, draw conclusions, compare and contrast, and identify cause and effect.

5. Interactive Map: Key Battles of World War I

  • Students can answer the 5 reading comprehension questions and one grid on the form while exploring the interactive map.
  • Students will answer the 3 short answer questions on the doc.
  • Students will learn about:
    • Battle of Belleau Wood
    • Second Battle of Marne
    • Battle of Soissions
    • Second Battle of the Somme
    • Battle of Saint-Mihiel
    • Battle of the Argonne Forest

6. The Fourteen Points: Woodrow Wilson

  • This product is a Google primary source activity and interactive image on THE Fourteens Points by President Woodrow Wilson.
  • Students will answer the 10 document based questions on the doc.
  • Students will analyze the Fourteen Points.

This product is editable to suit your needs. Answer options have been shuffled on the forms.

This is lesson number 3 out of 7 US: World War I and the 1920's

  1. America Enters World War I
  2. The Home Front During World War I
  3. The End of World War I
  4. The Postwar Economy Booms
  5. Government in the 1920's
  6. The Roaring Twenties
  7. The Harlem Renaissance


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Total Pages
43 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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