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World War I PowerPoint and Guided Notes for U.S. History (Print and Digital)

History Gal
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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103 slides, 12 pages
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This engaging 103 slide PowerPoint presentation covers the United States in World War I. 12 pages of visually appealing guided notes help students follow along with the presentation. Digital versions for distance learning are also included to make your life easier!

This resource covers:

Peace organization before the war (Pan American Union, Hague Conferences)

Long term causes of the war (Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism)

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The Schlieffen Plan

Europe goes to war (British naval blockade, Battle of Tannenberg, 1st Battle of Marne)

Trench warfare

Unrestricted submarine warfare (Luisitania, Arabic, Sussex, Sussex Pledge)

National Defense Act

Naval Construction Ace

Woman's Peace Party and American League to Limit Armaments

Election of 1916

Zimmerman Telegram

Resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare

Russian Revolution

U.S. declaration of war

The draft (Selective Service Act)

Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry)

Roles of women, Native Americans, and immigrants during the war

Financing the war

Great Migration

Government agencies (War Industries Board, War Labor Board, Food Administration, U.S. Railroad Administration)

Woman's Land Army of America and U.S. Boys' Working Reserve

Espionage and Sedition Acts, Trading with the Enemy Act, Schenk v. U.S.

General John J. Pershing and American Expeditionary Forces ("doughboys")

Battle of Belleau Wood

2nd Battle of the Marne and Battle of Chateau-Thierry

Battle of St. Mihiel

Battle of Argonne Forest (Meuse-Argonne Offensive)


Flu Pandemic

Wilson's 14 Points and Treaty of Versailles

Senate vs. Treaty of Versailles

U.S. after the war

1919 Race Riots

Tulsa Race Massacre

Labor unrest

Red Scare and Palmer Raids

Election of 1920

What's included in the download:

*Editable PowerPoint presentation (103 slides, most text is editable but the images are not)

*Google Slides presentation version (103 slides, most text is editable but the images are not)

*PDF Guided Notes (12 pages, not editable)

*PDF Guided Notes key (12 pages, not editable)

*Editable Guided Notes (12 pages, created in PowerPoint without the fancy clip art and fonts)

*Fillable PDF Guided Notes (12 pages, students type into text boxes, not editable in Adobe)

*Google Slides Guided Notes (12 pages, students type into text boxes, not editable in Slides)

**This zip file contains PDFs and PowerPoint files. Some of these files are editable, but even once edited, they are considered derivative works and are only for your personal classroom use and may not be shared without the purchase of additional licenses and may not be sold.**

***This resource is included in the following larger bundles:***

* World War I Bundle (for U.S. and World History)

* American 2 Bundle

* U.S. History Mega Bundle

This download contains files that may be printed and copied or used digitally. Use whichever version fit best with your class. The other version remain yours in case you ever need to use them (in case your school makes the jump to 1:1 classes sometime in the future or if you have a student whose IEP requires a hard copy of assignments instead of digital ones).

You may put the materials in this file on a site for STUDENT USE that RESTRICTS access like Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive, Edmodo, Blackboard, etc. where students are either invited via an email address or log in with a user name and password. Use on Outschool and similar platforms is not permitted. IT MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO A CLASS WEBSITE UNLESS THE SITE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH A LOGIN AND PASSWORD.

Questions? Email me at andrea@musingsofahistorygal.com.


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