Grade Level: High School
Subject: World History
Duration: 1-2 class periods
DOK Level: 3
Indiana Standard: WH.6.1 Trace and explain the long-term and immediate causes (including Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, and Alliances), major events and global consequences of World War I.
Objective: Students will be able to explain the causes, events, and effects of the Armenian Genocide during World War I. Students will then write a letter advocating their opinion on whether Turkey should or should not assume responsibility for the genocide, citing specific examples from the lesson in their argument.
Procedure: Students will view a PowerPoint presentation over the causes, events, and effects of the Armenian Genocide in World War II. Students are encouraged to take notes on the main concepts and content covered in the PowerPoint.
Product or Assessment: Students will write a letter to either the current President of the United States or the current President of Turkey; letters are going to advocate either that Turkey should/ should not recognize the Armenian genocide. Students will need to include in their letter the main causes, events, and effects of the war. Students will need to include at least 4-5 specific facts/ evidence throughout their letter.