If you did not do so at the beginning of the year, please create a SAS Curriculum Pathways account (free for students) before you start the following activities
Activity 1: Eyes on the Pacific
1. Read the section above entitled "Eyes on the Pacific" (pages 680-685 in the America book) 2. Watch the video "The Boxer Rebellion" 3. Watch the video "The Annexation of Alaska & Hawaii" 3. Create an acrostic poem for Topic 1 and Topic 2, must be one full sentence per line and factual 4. If any time remains, review the website hyperlinked to the left as a group
Activity 2: The Spanish American War
1. Read the section above entitled "The Spanish American War" (pages 688 - 692 in the America Book) 2. Watch the video "Start of the War" 3. Watch the video "The War for Kids" 4. Complete the SAS Curriculum Pathways activity on: Yellow Journalism 5. If any time remains, review the website hyperlinked to the left as a group
1. Read the section above entitled "Supporting the War" (pages 712-715 in the America book) 2. Watch the video "WWI for Kids" 3. Watch the video "Sergeant York" 4. Complete the activity on Anti-German Hysteria, create a time period appropriate propaganda poster 5. If any time remains, review the website hyperlinked to the left as a group
1. Watch the video "WWI in Color" (only up to 29:00) 2. Copy page 729 (linked as the 2nd set of summary notes at top right of this page) into your notes 3. Do questions 1-10 on page 730 (linked as the 2nd set of summary notes at top right of this page) 4. If any time is remaining, review the website hyperlinked under the picture to the left or you may finish watching the movie in step 1.
1. Click on the PowerPoint logo to the left and read each slide 2. Students will make a 10 question mock quiz (5 true false and 5 multiple choice) based on info from the powerpoint presentation 3. Students will spend the remaining time studing the powerpoint info together in small group setting
Activity 11: Quiz on Last 4 Sections
1. Must be taken at home tonight 2. Go to Discoveryeducation.com or click the hyperlink to the left 3. Your password and login can found on the main page of this website if you forget it
Websites for Additional Learning
The Four Major Causes of WWI Students will learn about militarism, industrialization, unchecked alliances and nationalism Worksheet
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand The assassination of Franz-Ferdinand and Sophie set off a rapid chain of events: Austria-Hungary, like many in countries around the world, blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the question of Slav nationalism once and for all.
England's Little Willie The “Little Willie” was the origin of all the British tank development during World War One. In fact, the original project initiated by the Landships Committee was picturing a vehicle capable of crossing any kind of trenches and destroying barb wire in the process
Germany's Big Bertha The gun was designed and built under great secrecy by the firm Krupp, Germany’s largest armaments manufacturer, in the years before the war for the sole purpose of overcoming modern Belgian and French forts built of reinforced concrete. At the time of their construction, the Big Berthas were the largest, most-powerful mobile artillery pieces in use by any army.
Trench Warfare at the Battle of the Marne The First Battle of the Marne was conducted between 6-12 September 1914, with the outcome bringing to an end the war of movement that had dominated the First World War since the beginning of August. Instead, with the German advance brought to a halt, stalemate and trench warfare ensued. Website # 2
The Battle of the Somme Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.
The Battle of Verdun The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties.
The release of poison gas 100 years ago changed the face of World War I and gave humanity a new weapon of mass destruction.
The Truth about San Juan Hill and the Rough Riders In the confusion surrounding their departure from Tampa, half the members of the Rough Riders were left behind along with all their horses. The volunteers made the charge up San Juan Hill on foot. They were joined in the attack by the 10th Cavalry. The 10th never received the glory for the charge that the Rough Riders did, but one of their commanders - Captain "Black Jack" Pershing (who later commanded American troops in World War I) - was awarded the Silver Star.
Yellow Journalism and the Sinking of the USS Maine At 9:40pm on February 15, 1898, the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing 268 men and shocking the American populace. Of the two-thirds of the crew who perished, only 200 bodies were recovered and 76 identified. Website # 2
Presidents of the Era
Political Party: Republican/Bull Moose Progressive Home State: New York
William H. Taft
Political Party: Republican Home State: Ohio
Political Party: Democrat Home State: New Jersey
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