October 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of “The German-American Experience During World War I” unit plan! These educational materials have been created to engage students with digitized German-American newspapers.  Students will learn how to research using Chronicling America, how to translate and analyze foreign-language texts, and gain a deeper understanding of the German-American experience in Ohio during World War I (WWI). Each of the five lessons includes an educator outline, student worksheet and presentation.

  • Lesson 1: The Growth of Anti-German Sentiment during WWI in America
  • Lesson 2: Assault on German Language
  • Lesson 3: Anti-German Hysteria in Ohio
  • Lesson 4: Researching WWI and the Attack on German-American Culture
  • Lesson 5: German-American Letters to the Editor during WWI

To access the unit, visit the Outreach page and click on Lesson Plans.

This has been provided for free and are available for non-commercial use and reuse with attribution to the Ohio History Connection. Thank you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for their support of this project!