Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-17-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter 6 – World War I & its Aftermath

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to identify the causes of the Great War, its affect on American Society, and its impact on international alliances to 80% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will understand how and why the world divided into alliances during World War I through the use of a scenario activity. Time permitting, today we will also get into the causes for the United State’s entrance into the war.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Click HERE to be taken to a list of commonly used vocabulary words for this unit.


Task #1 – Quick Quiz (skipped)

Task #2 – Alliance System Scenario Game

Downloadable Files for today’s activity:

– WW I – Alliance Game Lesson Plan (original plan)

– PPT Directions for Game (adapted Mr. Tyler version)

1 – Austria-Hungary

2 – Germany

3 – Serbia

4 – Russia

5 – France

6- England

7 – United States

Countries Fact Sheet

Activity Results:U.S History – Alliance Game Round Results (4-17-2015)

Task #3 – Debrief of Alliance System Scenario game

Task #4 – REMINDER – ONLINE EXAM – Directions are still under homework just below this section. Do not forget the exam closes this Sunday at midnight!


Progressive Era Online Exam

This exam is 40 questions long and closes Sunday the 19th at midnight. It begins easy with true/ false then switches to multiple choice, progressive presidential character identification, and lastly short answer. Make sure you do not begin unless you intend to finish because you can not come back in to start the test. When you are ready go to and type in your real full name. Type in “A89559B4″ when it asks for the room number.

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