Digital Skills: Developing Online Assessment Skills in Everyday Classroom Activities Western Reserve Public Media

“War, What is it Good For?” World War I
With its entry into World War I, the United States mobilized a large army and navy to help the Allies achieve victory. After the war, European countries were forced to concentrate their resources on rebuilding their countries. However, the United States enjoyed a brief period of economic prosperity and was able to exert authority as a world power.

I can:
  • Analyze the circumstances which enabled the United States to emerge as a world power in the early 1900s.

  • Use primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.

  • Analyze cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including multiple causation and long- and short-term causal relations.

Tech Skills:
  • Navigate websites

  • Utilize keyboarding and mouse skills

  • Select objects and paste them into another location.

  • Select an object to resize for proper proportions

  • Drag and drop objects and text depending on the needs of the product

  • Highlight text and copy and paste it into another location.

  • Properly cite and utilize web images connected to content

  • Publish and share a digital creation

Materials and Resources:

Timeline assignment sheet with rubric

Video how to use Timeline App



Grade Level:
  • 9th-12th Grade
Subject Area:
  • American History

Upon completion of the study of World War I, student will reflect on their learning and determining what they believe to be the most significant events pre-war, during and as it closed. They will not only place the event appropriately on the timeline by date, but they will describe the event and place an appropriate image with the event as well.


Activity 1:

Students will draft list of 20 key events

    1. Students will capture images to coordinate to each event

    2. Students will draft text to accompany each image




Activity 2:

Students will coordinate all pieces created in Activity 1 into the timeline app

Student will share the published piece as directed by instructor


Ohio American History

15. As a result of overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War and World War I, the United States emerged as a world power.

Supplementary Resources:

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