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Wartime Experiences (WTXP)

Kind Theme/Skill Topic Category Grades

What challenges to their way of life did American Indians face during the WWI era and how did they resist those challenges?

Guiding Question WTXP, POV WWI American Indians 6-8, 9-12

To what extent did one's economic status have an affect on the way WWI impacted their life?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI general 9-12

How would the family of a soldier (or nurse) experience the war differently than a family without a service member?

Guiding Question WTXP, POV WWI soldiers, homefront 6-8, 9-12

How and why might the "average wartime experience" change across different regions of the United States?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War, WWI general 9-12

In what ways was the experience of an American soldier fighting in WWI different from that of American soldiers in previous wars?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI soldiers 9-12

How did the interactions between the American people and their government change from the pre- to the post-war years?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War, WWI government 9-12

How did the interactions between the American people and non-profit/advocacy groups (i.e. Red Cross, Belgian Relief Fund, WCTU, etc.) change from the pre- to the post-war years?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI Red Cross 6-8, 9-12

How effective were the methods the US government used to acquire war support from its citizens?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI government 6-8

How did the experience of an African American soldier differ from that of a White solder?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War, WWI African Americans 6-8

What wartime tactics and technology played the greatest role in the outcome of the war?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War, WWI weapons, battle 6-8

In what ways did Minnesota civilians and businesses contribute to WWI?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI general 6-8

What was the impact of the Spanish flu during WWI?

Guiding Question WTXP WWI medical 6-8

How were Americans impacted by the war? How were different social groups (women, American Indians, soldiers, African Americans, laborers, the upper class, etc.) impacted in different ways?

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

What challenges did people face during the war? How were those challenges overcome (or not)?

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

Why did the people of Minnesota join the war effort? What was in it for them?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War, WWI general 6-8

What is the relationship between the Civil War and the US-Dakota War of 1862?

Guiding Question WTXP Civil War American Indians 6-8

What motivated African Americans to travel North? How did those motivations change before, during, and after the Civil War?

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

What challenges did women face on the homefront? How did they overcome those challenges?

Guiding Question WTXP, POV Civil War, WWI homefront, women 6-8, 9-12

What roles did women play on the battlefield? How did the participation of women in the war effort impact the outcome of the war?

Guiding Question WTXP, POV WWI women, battle 6-8, 9-12

What was the impact of the Civil War on American Indians in Minnesota? How did the war complicate their priorities during the period?

Guiding Question WTXP, POV Civil War American Indians 6-8, 9-12