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WWI Project
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: U. S. History

 

WWI Think-Tac-Toe

 

 

1.

Persuasive Speech

 

Write a five paragraph persuasive speech to be delivered to Congress convincing them to declare war on Germany.

2.

Before and After Maps

 

Draw two maps of Europe, one illustrating how Europe was divided before the war began and one after the war.

3.

Propaganda Poster

 

Create a propaganda poster that persuades the citizens of a particular country to act or believe a chosen message about the war.

4.

Wilson’s Fourteen Points

 

Compose a PowerPoint that clearly summarizes the fourteen ideas that President Wilson believed to be crucial to a peaceful end to the war.

 

5.

Letters from a Soldier

 

Write three letters home to a family member describing what you experienced as a soldier during the war.

6.

MAIN Rap

 

Compose an original rap song that explains the four underlying causes of the war.

7.

Trench Warfare Diorama

 

Create a 3D representation of one of the trenches utilized during the war.

8.

Major Battles

 

Construct a flow map that illustrates the largest most influential battles of the war.

9.

Found Poem

 

Compose an original poem that expresses what the introduction of the tank may have been like for a battlefield soldier.

 

I have chosen to complete the following projects related to WWI.  I have read the description of each project and understand what is expected of me in order to receive full credit.  I also understand that this is a “long term project” and even if I am absent, it is still due on the due date.

 

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Student Signature

 

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1. Persuasive Speech

Write a five paragraph persuasive speech to be delivered to Congress convincing them to declare war on Germany.  Your speech must be typed, follow the five paragraph persuasive essay format and include information from the texts, notes and/or the internet to support your argument.  

 

2. Before and After Maps

Draw two maps of Europe. The first map must illustrate how Europe was divided into countries before the war. The second map must show how Europe was divided after the Treaty of Versailles.  Each map must be roughly the size of a half of a piece of poster board.  The countries and major bodies of water must be labeled. The before map must include a key showing that the Allied Powers have been colored one color, the Central Powers another color and the neutral countries a third color.  Be sure to include a compass rose as well.

 

3. Propaganda Poster

Create an original propaganda poster.  It must be roughly the size of a half of a piece of poster board and address one or more of the following concerns: 1) military recruitment, 2) government fund raising, 3) nationalism, or 4) conservation of food, natural resources and energy.  In addition, it must speak to the people of one specific country involved in the war and clearly elicit some specific emotion. There may not be more than 25% clipart or typed text.

 

4. Wilson’s Fourteen Points

Compose a PowerPoint that clearly summarizes the fourteen ideas that President Wilson believed to be crucial to a peaceful end to the war.  Your presentation must be composed of 10-15 slides and highlight which point Wilson felt was the most important.  Be sure to include clipart/photos, animation, sound or any other effect that will convey Wilson’s message. 

 

5. Letters from a Soldier

You are a British soldier; write three letters home to a family member describing what you experienced during the war.  The letters should span some period of time from basic training to the war’s possible end.  You must hand write the letters (one loose leaf page each, front and back) and address issues like uniforms, equipment, weather, weapons, relations with the other soldiers and life in the trenches. Be creative with this.  Be sure to speak and give plenty of details as if you were actually there.

 

6.  MAIN Rap

Compose an original rap song that explains the four underlying causes of the war.  The rap should include the event that triggered the start of the actual fighting.  The lyrics of the rap must be typed.   You must either record your rap with an accompanying beat or perform the rap for the class. http://audio.ibeat.org/media/tags/drums+beat               

http://beatstorm.com/

 

7.  Trench Warfare Diorama

Create a 3D representation of one of the trenches utilized during the war.  The diorama must be roughly the size of an adult shoe box and may use any materials that are suitable for interpreting an actual trench.  The type of trench and its parts should be clearly labeled.

 

8.  Major Battles

Construct a flow map, roughly the size of a half of a piece of poster board that illustrates five of the most influential battles of the war.  Included details (sub boxes) which answer the following questions: Who was battling whom?, Where did the battle take place?, When did the battle take place?, How many were killed? How long did the battle take?, and Who won the battle?  Remember, color (used correctly) drawings and/or clipart may be included.  Possible battles to choose from are: The First Battle of the Marne (1914), The Battle of Verdun (1916),The Second Battle of the Marne (1918), The Battles of Ypres (1914, 1915, 1917), The Battle of the Somme (1916), and The Battle of Cambrai (1917).

 

9Found Poem

Using the eyewitness account “The Battlefield Debut of the Tank, 1916,” compose an original poem that expresses what seeing a “tank” for the first time must have been like for a battlefield soldier.  The poem must include at least 25 “found” vocabulary words harvested from the article.  The poem can be any style but must be typed.  It may be mounted and include original artwork if this enhances the final presented poem.

 

Helpful websites to visit:

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html

http://www.firstworldwar.com/index.htm

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/

http://www.teacheroz.com/wwi.htm                             Due: Friday, May 5, 2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWI Think-Tac-Toe

Grading Rubrics

 

 

1. Persuasive Speech

Worth

Earned

Was the speech turned in on time?

10

 

Is the speech typed?

5

 

Does the speech follow the 5 paragraph persuasive format?

15

 

Was the speech convincing overall?

20

 

Total

50

 

 

 

2. Before and After Maps

Worth

Earned

Were the maps turned in on time?

10

 

Does the first map have a key and compass rose?

5

 

Are the countries on the first map grouped by color-Allies, Central Powers and Neutral?

15

 

Are the new countries in the second map represented?

20

 

Total

50

 

 

 

3. Propaganda Poster

Worth

Earned

Was the poster turned in on time and does it contain less than 25% clipart?

10

 

Does the map focus on one of the key issues?

15

 

Does the poster clearly speak to the citizens of one of the countries involved in the war?

15

 

Does the poster elicit a specific emotion?

10

 

Total

50

 

 

 

4. Wilson’s Fourteen Points

Worth

Earned

Was the PowerPoint turned in on time?

10

 

Is the PowerPoint 10-15 slides?

5

 

Are all 14 points discussed, highlighting the point that Wilson felt was most important?

25

 

Does the PowerPoint contain relevant and interesting special effects?

10

 

Total

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Letters from a Soldier

Worth

Earned

Were the letters turned in on time?

10

 

Do the letters span a period of time?

5

 

Are the letters hand written?

5

 

Do the letters authentically describe a soldier’s experience?

30

 

Total

50

 

 

 

6.  MAIN Rap

Worth

Earned

Was the rap turned in or performed on time?

10

 

Were the lyrics turned in typed?

10

 

Did the rap include the war’s trigger event and four causes?

20

 

Was the rap interesting and easy to follow?

10

 

Total

50

 

 

 

7.  Trench Warfare Diorama

Worth

Earned

Was the diorama turned in on time?

10

 

Is the diorama 3D?

10

 

Does the diorama accurately illustrate a trench?

15

 

Is the diorama correctly labeled?

15

 

Total

50

 

 

 

8.  Major Battles

Worth

Earned

Was the flow map turned in on time?

10

 

Does the flow map include at least 5 battles?

10

 

Are colors and/or art work utilized?

10

 

Does the flow map included sub boxes that give accurate details of each battle?

20

 

Total

50

 

 

 

 

 

9Found Poem

Worth

Earned

Was the poem turned in on time?

10

 

Is the poem typed?  Is it enhanced by mounting or artwork?

10

 

Does the poem contain at least 25 “found” words?

10

 

Does the poem clearly express the experience of seeing a tank for the first time?

20

 

Total

50

 

 

 

 



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