World War I: How did World War I impact American society?
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Setting the Stage
Introduce students to the entry of the United States into World War I using the following video:
American Experience: The United States Enters World War I
Learning Standards and Practices
11.6 THE RISE OF AMERICAN POWER (1890 – 1920): Numerous factors contributed to the
rise of the United States as a world power. Debates over the United States’ role in world
affairs increased in response to overseas expansion and involvement in World War I. United
States participation in the war had important effects on American society.
(Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4: Themes: GEO, SOC, GOV, ECO)
11.6c World War I had important social, political, and economic effects on American society.
Ø Students will investigate the effects of mobilization on the United States economy, including the role and contributions of women and African Americans in the war effort.