Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Turmoil and Change: 1890s to 1945
USII.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by:
USII.5.c. Evaluating and explaining the reasons for the United States’ involvement in World War I and its international leadership role at the conclusion of the war.
VA.SS.WG. World Geography
WG.18. The student will apply social science skills to analyze how forces of conflict and cooperation affect the division and control of Earth’s surface by:
WG.18.a. Explaining and evaluating reasons for the creation of different political divisions.
VA.SS.WHII. World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
The Modern Era
WHII.10. The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by:
WHII.10.a. Explaining economic and political causes and identifying major leaders of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
WHII.10.b. Describing the location of major battles and the role of new technologies.
WHII.10.d. Citing causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Emergence of Modern America and World Conflicts
VUS.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the emerging role of the United States in world affairs during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by:
VUS.9.b. Evaluating the United States’ involvement in World War I, including Wilson’s Fourteen Points.