C LAYER: No more than 70 points
1. Listen to the lecture and take Cornell
notes. 5 pts./day 1 2 3 4 5
2. Read a section from Chapter 12 in the
textbook and take Cornell notes 5 pts./section. 1 2 3 4
3. Make flashcards with the vocabulary
terms in the folder. Learn them. 10 pts.
4. Read a chapter at www.pbs.org/greatwar
and take Cornell notes 10 pts./chapter 1 2 3 4
5. Record a 60-second radio broadcast
about the causes of unrest in Europe and the chain of events leading to
the outbreak of World War I. 15 points
6. Complete up to two “Homework Practice”
on-line worksheets (go.hrw.com Keyword; ) 5 pts. each
7. Read World War I and list 15 facts.
8. Write a song about life on the home
front; include at least 10 facts. Perform it for me. 15
9. Make a diorama of one of the battles
of World War I. 15 pts.
10. Read about one part of the weaponry of World War I at
www.worldwar1.com/armory.htm. Make a poster of at least 10
facts. 10 pts.
11. Make a mobile showing President Wilson’s Fourteen
Points. 15 pts.
12. Create a World War I poster that contains the biographies of
at least two key people (at least 5 facts each), 2 key events (5 facts
each), 1 original poem, and 1 map. 20 pts.
13. Create a scrapbook page showing at least 10 facts about life
on the home front during World War I. 10 pts.
14. Make a model of a World War I U-boat. 10 pts.
15. Write a newspaper article detailing the terms of the Treaty
of Versailles. 10 pts.
B LAYER: Choose one activity (15 points)
1. Make something edible to demonstrate
the nationalism and militarism that led to World War I.
2. Conduct a taped (or videotaped)
interview of a World War I veteran. Write a one-page summary of
3. Imagine that you were the national
leader of Austria-Hungary when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife
were assassinated. With a partner, debate what action should be
taken in response to this atrocity.
4. Make a webpage about “The War at
Home.” Be sure to include topics such as the conservation of
resources, organized labor’s response to the war effort, volunteerism,
and the attempts to influence attitudes and suppress opposition.
A LAYER: Choose one activity (15 points) Answer one of the
following in a five-paragraph essay, using the A Layer Assignment Sheet
to document your sources.
1. How would our country be different if
Germany had won the war?
2. After World War I, the world suffered
a serious economic depression. How can we avoid a world-wide
depression after the Iraq War?
3. Is war ever justified?