Students read Wilson's 14 Points from World War 1 (WW1), answer 18 analytical questions, and re-write the document in their own words. The class is then divided into pairs representing Senators from various states and 4 more tasks are completed (academic, opinion, a class vote, and individual reflection). "President Wilson" in the whole class part of the activity can either be the odd student out or the teacher. The answers are included where appropriate and the points possible for each part of this assignment have been left blank to accommodate your own grading system.
Sample questions include:
--What is the goal of item I? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
--Describe what kind of "economic barrier" could be referred to in item III.
--Explain the value to Serbia in having "free and secure access to the sea."
--Does item IX need more information in it, why or why not?
--What is Wilson referring to in item XIV and what purpose would it serve?
-- If you could go back and give Wilson 2 pieces of advice as he puts together these points and presents them, what would you say to him and why?
--Overall, would you consider this document a success or a failure and why?
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