New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RH.5-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.5-8.4. Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.5-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.5-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 5-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.8P. Grade 8: Social Studies Practices
8P.B. Chronological Reasoning
8P.B.4. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the relationship between multiple causes and effects.
8P.B.5. Distinguish between long-term and immediate causes and effects of an event from current events or history.
NY.8. History of the United States and New York State II
8.4. WORLD WAR I AND THE ROARING TWENTIES: Various diplomatic, economic, and ideological factors contributed to the United States decision to enter World War I. Involvement in the war significantly altered the lives of Americans. Postwar America was characterized by economic prosperity, technological innovations, and changes in the workplace. (Standards: 1, 2, 4; Themes: SOC, GOV, ECO, TECH)
8.4a. European militarism, the alliance system, imperialism, and nationalism were all factors that contributed to the start of World War I.
8.4b. International, economic, and military developments swayed opinion in favor of the United States siding with the Allies and entering World War I. Domestic responses to World War I limited civil liberties within the United States.
8.4b.1. Students will examine an overview of the causes of World War I, focusing on the factors leading to United States entry into the war.
8.4b.2. Students will examine examples of war propaganda and its effects on support for United States involvement in the war.
8.4b.3. Students will examine the restrictions placed on citizens after United States entry into the war, including the Espionage Act (1917) and the Sedition Act (1918).