High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events
Students understand important historical events.
U.S.Periods,Events,Figures, Movements to include but not limited to Industrialization to present

SST-HS.2.03 Trace the causes, course, and legacy of the United States’ involvement in World War I at home and abroad (e.g., neutrality, military technologies, isolationism, Zimmerman Note, Lusitania, home front, Wilson’s Fourteen Points).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the four major causes of WWI.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze the four major causes of WWI.
  • I can compare, evaluate, and label maps of Europe in 1914 and Europe in 1919.
  • I can evaluate why the United States entered World War I.
  • I can analyze how World War I impacted the United States home front socially, politically, and economically.
  • I can identify and draw conclusions regarding how the Treaty of Versailles set the stage for World War II (1919).   


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