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Topic: Scope and human costs of World War I 

United States History

 Standard 21.  Understands the changing role of the United States in world affairs through World War I
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the causes, course, and impact of World War I prior to U.S. entry (e.g., motivations of leading world powers, the relative success of nations in mobilizing their resources and populations, the relative success of their propaganda campaigns to influence neutral nations, the successes of military strategies, the general spirit of disillusionment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of World War I prior to U.S. entry
     2.Understands the course of World War I prior to U.S. entry
     3.Understands the impact of World War I prior to U.S. entry
     4.Understands the motivations of leading world powers in World War I
     5.Understands the relative success of nations in mobilizing their resources
     6.Understands the relative success of nations in mobilizing their populations
     7.Understands the relative success of propaganda campaigns to influence neutral nations
     8.Understands the successes of military strategies prior to U.S. entry

World History

 Standard 39.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 5.Understands how the homefront contributed to World War I (e.g., how massive industrial production and innovations in military technology affected strategy and tactics, and the scale, duration, brutality, and efficiency of the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Understands the scale of World War I
     4.Knows the duration of World War I
     5.Understands the brutality of World War I
     6.Understands the efficiency of World War I
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the role of the U.S. and other countries in World War I (e.g., how the Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States affected the course and outcome of the war, motivations behind the entrance of the U.S. into the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of the U.S. in World War I
     2.Understands the role of countries other than the U.S. in World War I
     3.Understands how the Russian Revolution affected the course and outcome of the war
     4.Understands how the entry of the United States affected the course and outcome of the war
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Understands the strategies of the Allied and Central Powers at the beginning of the war, when these strategies changed, and how
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Understands how the strategies of the Allied Powers changed
     4.Understands how the strategies of the Central Powers changed
     5.Understands when the strategies of the Allied Powers changed
     6.Understands when the strategies of the Allied Powers changed
   Benchmark 8.Understands the human cost and social impact of World War I (e.g., what sources, such as letters and books, illustrate about the mental and physical costs of the war to soldiers around the world; how the casualty figures for World War I compare to other wars, and reasons for the high casualty rate; the changes in women's roles during the Great War)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the human cost of World War I
     2.Understands the social impact of World War I
     3.Understands what sources illustrate about the mental costs of the war around the world
     4.Knows about letters that illustrate the cost of the war to soldiers around the world
     5.Knows about books that illustrate the cost of the war to soldiers around the world
     6.Understands how the casualty figures for World War I compare to other wars
     7.Understands the reasons for the high casualty rate