Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-29-2015)

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 be analying the post World War I world and the impact of the Harleem Renaissance.

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 – WWI Photo essay presentations? (since we ran out of time yesterday does anyone else want to go?)

Task #2 – Treaty of Versailles. Are we good? or do we need to revisit it?

Downloadable PDF file -> WWI – Treaty of Versailles

Question – How did the Treaty of  Versailles set the world up for another war?

Question – What would you have done differently?

Task #3 – Question: What was the impact of WW I on the American homefront?

Activity – Take a piece of paper and fold it vertically. On the left side list all the good things about WWI for the United States. On the right side, and this is the challenge, list as many things that were good about war time that led to hard time impacts for the U.S. AFTER World War I ended.

Downloadable PDF file -> Society and Economy in Post-WWI America

Student Results PDF -> U.S. History – Class Work – 4-29-2015

Task #4 – Being back at home in the United States lets look at what was happening culturally with the African American crowd. This post World War I time period would become known as the “Jazz Age” and the “Harlem Renaissance”.

Downloadable Background PDF File -> Harlem Renaissance

Click on this link and note some observations about the music, poetry, and letters you hear -> Rhapsodies in Black: Music and Words From the Harlem Renaissance What is the overall theme to this work?

Harlem Poetry -> Langston Hughes – Theme for English B

Student Results Work PDF -> Harlem Renaissance Work Introduction

Teacher’s Note – This is where we stopped today.

Now what similarities you can see between the music from the Harlem Renaissance and 2PAC’s “Changes” song that was recorded in 1998?


The World War I exam will be posted tomorrow. Make sure you are ready for it and do not fall into the same traps as last time.

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