Iowans During WWI
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||11th Grade||Class||U.S. History||Length of Lesson||50 minutes|
|Lesson Title||Iowans During WWI|
|Unit Title||WWI on the Homefront|
|Unit Compelling Question||How did Americans respond to the U.S. choice to get involved in WWI?|
2018.040.008 George Heinemann, the president of the Amana Colonies, filled out this affidavit during World War I. The Amana Colonies was a religious and pacifist community that wished to avoid becoming involved in the conflict. This affidavit was one of many legal documents that the Amana Colonies submitted to the government in order to support its pacifist views and desire to stay out of the war.
|Lesson Supporting Question||How many Iowans within the Amana colonies responded to the U.S. choice to get involved in WWI?|
Students will be looking at people from the Amana colonies and how they responded to the U.S. choice to get involved in WWI.
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|Lesson Themes||Communal Groups, World War I|
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|Author||Alexander Johnson||Reviewer||Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa||Created||06/13/2019||Last Edited||08/22/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Teaching Methods, University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2019|