Lesson Plan

Lesson 3: United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology of World War I

Portrait of Woodrow Wilson
Photo caption

Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, 1912.

In this lesson of the curriculum unit, students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.

Guiding Questions

Why did the U.S. become involved in World War I?

What is the most compelling evidence explaining why the U.S. entered World War I?

Learning Objectives

Evaluate the significance of the events leading to U.S. involvement in World War I.

Use specific evidence to support an argument as to why the U.S. entered WWI.