Explore how events between 1900 and 1945 continue to shape today's world.

Isolationism Op-Ed

In this lesson plan, students will compose an op-ed article, citing historical examples, arguing for or against isolationism in U.S. foreign policy today.

Communism Today

In this lesson plan, students will briefly research countries that have a communist government today and compare them to how communism was conceived and implemented in the interwar period.

Classroom Reading List

Supplemental readings and other resources to help students explore a full range of issues and debates related to the module materials. The list offers readings well suited to a wide variety of students.

America's Role in the World

In these two lessons developed in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, students will analyze and assess primary sources created between 1914 and 1941.