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1 Sedition in WWI December 11, 2014 Review sheets due TUESDAY! PMS due tomorrow Digital stories due yesterday

2 Warm-up  What does patriotism mean to you? Do you think it’s important for people to be patriotic? Why or why not? Is it patriotic or anti-American to criticize the United States government?  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C

3 Introduction  Today we are going to think about these questions in the historical context of WWI by exploring the question: Were Critics of the first World War anti-American?  Wilson WWI Wilson WWI  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C

4 Discuss  Based on this video, what did President Wilson do to promote patriotism and restrict dissent during WWI?  Do you think these were necessary decisions?  Many socialists and labor unions opposed war. These “radicals” claimed that big businesses was controlling the government’s decision to enter the war; and that the government was entering the war not to “make the world safe for democracy,” but rather to make money on building war materials.  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C

5 History Lab  You will receive documents A &B along with a graphic organizer. In pairs, read the documents and answer the questions.  Share out/ Discussion: Do you think Debs and Schenck were anti-American? Why or Why not?  Now you will receive Document C. **Note that to counter opposition to the war, the United States government passed the Espionage and Sedition Acts, which limited the rights of Americans.  Read and answer the Guiding questions. ** The purpose for your reading is to consider whether or not Debs and Schenk were guilty of breaking this law.  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C

6 Debrief  **Both Debs and Schenk were arrested for breaking the law, found guilty, and sentenced to jail.  *Debs served 32 months in prison until President Harding released him in 1921; Schenk spent 6 months in prison.  Do YOU think Debs and Schenk broke the law?  Now we will read document D together as a class.  What does this ruling say?  Do you agree with the ruling?  *Consider this ruling within its historical context when answering this question.  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C

7 Exit.  Write a paragraph addressing the question: Were critics of WWI anti-American? Include evidence from at least 3 of today’s documents.  LT: I can explain “sedition” using evidence from sources. DOK: 1-3; S. 1.C


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