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OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
Sample Question: Is Nationalism a Good Thing?

Grade 10 Topics | Grade 10 : OUSD Sample Assignments |  Grade 10 OUSD Model Unit

Historical Thinking Standard
Assignments / Activities
To show evidence of standards, students might :

Chronological/ Spatial Thinking

" Location

" Sequencing


  • Create a pictorial time line of major events leading to World War I and ending with the Treaty of Versailles.

  • Draw two mapsone pre- and one post-World War I. Write a paragraph using the maps to explain what changed during the war.

Examining Evidence

" Examining primary sources (such as photos, artifacts, and documents)

" Relationship between primary sources and historical/ geographical context

" Author's intentions / perspective

" In partners, look at the posters and documents. Analyze what messages were being conveyed to mobilize support for the war.

" Read accounts such as excerpts from All Quiet on the Western Front to gain an individual soldier's perspective on nationalism and the war.

Diversity / Multiple Perspectives

" Influences (such as location, race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation)

" Empathy

" Explore views of patriotism by writing a learning log. Share the log with others in the class.

" Read speeches of political leaders such as Lloyd George and Teddy Roosevelt and compare their ideas to the film Gallipoli.


" Constructing historical accounts

" Comparing historical accounts

" Moral judgment

" Using evidence such as maps, statistics, posters, speeches, and literature, write a one-page analysis of the role nationalism played in World War I and its outcome.

Determining Historical /
Geographical Significance

" Connect past and present

" Causation

" Evaluation

" Location

" Listen to a lecture on issues of nationalism in the world today and of the struggle of some people to form nations.

" Write an opinion piece answering the question," Is nationalism a good thing?", drawing upon their knowledge of World War I and current issues.