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Kind Theme/Skill Topic Category Grades

What was the role of women, African Americans, American Indians, and other social groups in the war?

Guiding Question SC Civil War, WWI women, African Americans, American Indians 6-8, 9-12

How were African Americans impacted by the outcome of the war? What actions did they take to bring that outcome about? What actions did they take in response to that outcome?

Guiding Question SC Civil War, WWI African Americans 6-8, 9-12

What was the social and legal status of African Americans in Minnesota? How did that status change before and after the war?

Guiding Question SC Civil War African Americans 6-8, 9-12

In what ways did abolitionists take action to make a change in their society?

Guiding Question SC Civil War abolition 6-8, 9-12

How did people take action to make a difference in their communities during and after the war? What was the impact of those actions?

Guiding Question SC Civil War, WWI general 6-8, 9-12

Compare the arguments for and against Prohibition, suffrage, and patriotism. What are some common themes among these arguments? What do these arguments say about the deeper conflict about what it means to be American in this time period?

Guiding Question SC WWI prohibition, suffrage, nativism 9-12

In what ways did the war effort assist the passage of prohibition?

Guiding Question SC WWI prohibition 6-8, 9-12

How did WWI impact the way immigrants were treated? Were there any immigrant groups that were treated better or worse than others?

Guiding Question SC WWI nativism 6-8, 9-12

How did the role of women in the United States change politically, socially, and economically?

Guiding Question SC WWI women 6-8, 9-12

What sacrifices were homefront Americans asked to make in support of the war effort?

Guiding Question SC WWI homefront 6-8

How did American Indians contribute to the war effort? How did the war complicate their interests on the homefront?

Guiding Question SC WWI American Indians, homefront 6-8, 9-12