Unit VIII : The Great War and Its Aftermath (1914-1930)
Competency Goal 8: The Great War and Its Aftermath (1914-1930) - The learner will analyze United States involvement in World War I and the war's influence on international affairs during the 1920's.
• World conflicts can cause domestic priorities to shift.
• Nationalism may have both a positive and negative impact on a nation as well as the global environment.
• Idealism often wanes in the face of conflict.
8.01 Examine the reasons why the United States remained neutral at the beginning of World War I but later became involved.
• Why was the U. S. unable to maintain a policy of neutrality during World War I?
• What factors combined to draw the world and ultimately the US into World War I?
• Is it possible for a nation to remain neutral during a conflict in another part of the world?
Concepts Factual Content Instructional Strategies & Learning Experiences
U-Boat submarine warfare
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Election of 1916
"Make the world safe for democracy"
Selective Service Act
8.02 Identify political and military turning points of the war and determine their significance to the outcome of the conflict.
• How were certain political and military events significant to the outcome of the war?
• To what extent did the military, political, and diplomatic turning points of World War I help to determine the outcome of the war?
• How did the United States’ entry into the war affect the nations already involved in the conflict?
"No Man's Land"
Russian and Bolshevik Revolutions
John J. Pershing
American Expeditionary Force
"Peace without victory"
Fourteen Points (1-5, 14)
"The Big Four"
Treaty of Versailles
League of Nations
Henry Cabot Lodge
8.03 Assess the political, economic, social, and cultural effects of the war on the United States and other nations.
• How did the war impact America’s social, economic, political, and cultural institutions?
• To what extent did World War I change US society and affect other nations?
• How did the industrial and technological advancements in this era impact America and the rest of the global community?
• How are civil liberties challenged during times of conflict?
Committee on Public Information/George Creel
Food Administration/ Herbert Hoover
War Industries Board/Bernard Baruch
Espionage and Sedition Acts
Eugene V. Debs
Industrial Workers of the World
Schenck v United States, 1919
John L. Lewis (United Mine Workers)
Washington Naval Conference