Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

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The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles
Academic
Vocabulary
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
The basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all living organisms.
Facts, information, or something that provides proof to support whether a belief is true or valid.
The system by which a community is ruled; the structure that informs, shapes, and sustains the distribution and exercise of authority in a political state.
To restate in another form or different words, often to make the meaning more clear or to reflect in one’s own words what another has already stated.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
Material that is closest to what is being studied, usually an artifact, document, recording, or interview, that was created during the time period or within the context under investigation by a person directly involved in the event.
Students are presented with an open-ended question and given a short, set amount of time to write their response.
The United States Code of Federal Regulations definition is as follows: “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).
An official or formal agreement between states in reference to peace, alliance, or trade.
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