In this activity, we circled back to one of our "Big Questions" and students were asked to analyze America's involvement in World War I. Previously, students developed their own set of criteria about when the U.S. should go to war, so here they are asked to apply those ideas to the events that eventually led Woodrow Wilson, who had "kept us out of war" in the Election of 1916 to change his mind and ask Congress to send American troops into battle against Germany the following year.
Students get their information from a series of documents, both primary and secondary, I compiled using a variety of internet resources. And because a shared set of documents are linked to students' slides, I can both see who has opened the documents and use highlighting techniques to guide students as they read. This system has worked well for us, particularly when we are working online.
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