World War One and The Home Front (How A World War Changed A Society)

Tamara Babulski, Social Studies, Independence High

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


The purpose of this lesson plan is two-fold. One, to create a lesson that caters to the current life situations of COVID-19. Second, to create a lesson that brings history to life for my students. I want them to become the person they are researching, to relive the past, and thereby gain a deeper understanding of how a world war changed the lives of so many people in civilian society. This curriculum unit is designed specifically for United States History, Semester 2 which examines domestic history from the late 19th century through the 21st century. . According to the North Carolina Department of Instruction, a focus of the course is: “will trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power.”[i] This curriculum unit focuses specifically on how World War One changed American society. The standards that coincide with this curriculum unit are found in Appendix One.