The program opens with an introduction to the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and a brief review of the role of museums, artifacts and archives.
Students then engage in an overview/review of WWI
Students are then introduced to the American “doughboy” through the use of artifacts and archives.
Students examine the trenchcoat and wristwatch.
The role of women at home and abroad is explored through archives.
Students examine prosthetics and donuts.
A study of the social impacts of The Great War and the service of American men and women, particularly the passage of the 19th Amendment, concludes the lesson.
Students examine the 19th amendment and the remembrance of WW1 via the poppy and poem, "Flanders Field.'
The purpose of this lesson is to have students understand fundamental concepts of history during WWI, as they are introduced to the changing role of the United States in World History in the early 1900s through the eyes of Americans who served during this time period. Artifacts and archives are the basis of this lesson.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.11-12.RH.9 -- Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.RL.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RH.1 -- Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.NSS-USH.5-12.7 ERA 7: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA (1890-1930)
Virginia Standards of Learning
USII.5.C The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by explaining the reasons for the United States’ involvement in World War I and its international leadership role at the conclusion of the war.
VUS.9.b The student will demonstrate knowledge of the emerging role of the United States in world affairs by evaluating United States involvement in World War I, including Wilson’s Fourteen Points, the Treaty of Versailles, and the national debate over treaty ratification and the League of
WHII.10a, b The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I by
a) explaining economic causes, political causes, and major events and identifying major leaders of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II;
b) explaining the outcomes and global effect of the war and the Treaty of Versailles.