World War I and German-American Loyalty Speech Analysis Worksheet
This short but amazing primary source speech from America's Ambassador to Germany in 1917 questions the loyalty of German-Americans in the lead-up to World War I.
It is amazing to think that such a prestigious office-holder could speak such views and makes for a great lesson on prejudices that Americans held at the time.
This download features the text of the speech along with a link to the actual audio recording
as well so your students can listen and follow along!
After reading and listening to the speech, students can complete the attached 8 critical thinking questions. An answer key for this is included for your convenience.
This speech launched a great discussion in my class about how racism was so common in the early 1900's and even toward a group that had been common in America for centuries. Very powerful and important for our students to understand!
Thanks for looking!
You can also download this product along with supporting materials as part of the Ultimate World War I Resource Bundle