As the United States entered World War I, Woodrow Wilson stated that the entire nation must unite against the enemy. His felt that the American home front would play an important part in the war effort and the efforts of people at home would help the American soldiers “Over There.” The war affected Americans in many ways, as you will see.
To prepare for class activities and discussions, you need to complete the following:
- Watch the videos and check out some of the links below and add information on the TERMS and the TOPICS identified on the handout provided in class. The TERMS should appear underlined somewhere on your notes.
- Complete the background preparation for your role (separate handout provided in class) by answering the questions listed using the links and video provided below. You must also include a primary source quote, document, and/or image that supports your role’s information!
- During our class discussions, add more on the TERMS and TOPICS to your notes. Remember, underline TERMS.
- Listen to the “Milwaukee and WWI” podcast available here and add to your notes.
This should go without saying, but if a link isn’t working, then use your best problem-solving skills and GOOGLE IT. You know how to do historical research and to identify credible, trustworthy, reliable sources!
Resources for TERMS and TOPICS:
Growing power of the government – War Industries Board / National War Labor Board / Food Administration / Committee on Public Information (usmstudent, historyrules) / Revenue Act of 1916 and of 1917 / Selective Service Act / War-Related Acts and Boards
Opposition to the War and Government Response – The Espionage and Sedition Acts
A little bit of everything – WWI Propaganda Posters
Resources for your specific ROLES:
Women on the Home Front Video / Anti-German Sentiment in the US Video / African Americans on the Home Front Video / Four Minute Men and Propaganda Video / George Creel and Propaganda Video / The Espionage and Sedition Act Video / Conserving Video / Government Control of Economy and Industry Video