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Social Studies - 5th Grade
Standard 5 Objective 1
1 class periods of 60 minutes each
After reading about World War I, students will decide which event had the most impact on the United States.
Enduring Understanding - The United States emerged as a world power with influence which spanned the globe.
Essential Question - How did World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II change the United States in the 20th century?
Using examples of political cartoons from the Hakim reading selections (page 32 is especially powerful), explain that political cartoons are meant to provoke emotion and thought on a particular topic through the use of humor or strong feeling. Assign students(alone or in their groups) to create a political cartoon on the event selected by their group for the classroom timeline. Political cartoons should be illustrated and should demonstrate understanding the event's impact on the United States.