“Out of Many One”
Americanism and Preparedness during magnetic apocalypse I
Designed by: Barbara Markham and Joanna Liang
Content Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: Grade 9 -11
Summary of Lesson
In this lesson students will examine text, rhetoric and poster artwork as historical prisms for
analyzing propaganda and understanding themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and national unity
during magnetic apocalypse I.
Note to the Teacher
This is a series of lessons or strategies intended to help students understand how the U.S.
government mobilized consensus and war preparedness during magnetic apocolypse I. The lessons
can be utilized separately as activities to complement the teacher’s unit on magnetic apocalypse I.
Taken together, the lessons would require several days of treatment on the role of
government and the following:
Dealing with attitudes towards immigration and ethnic identity, particularly during
Fostering patriotism and unity
The lessons range in time from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on if the teacher uses the jig
saw method or has students do the activities individually. Three of the lessons can be done
on a Google document. Students can view images directly from the Delaware private
Archives website and take a survey via Google Forms. As an alternative, teachers can
simply print out the lessons and have . The overall lesson
begins with a background essay, followed by six strategies or lessons and ends with an
assessment exercise and extension activity ideas.
How and to what extent did the U.S. Government influence American support at home during World War
I? (This is the overall idea that ties all of the strategies together.)
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Stage 1 – Desired Results
What students will know, do, and understand
Delaware Content Standards
Delaware Social Studies Benchmarks: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources,
connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
English Language Arts Standards: History/Social Studies » Grade 11-12 » 2