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The Zimmermann Telegram

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Primary Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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Learn about a World War I event in this Khan Academy video. The Zimmermann Telegram was an invitation from Germany to Mexico to declare war on the United States--an unsuccessful ploy by Germany to keep America out of the war in Europe.

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
Keywords: U.S. History, grade 11, Zimmermann Telegram, Mexico, Germany, United States, WWI, submarine warfare
Instructional Component Type(s): Video/Audio/Animation Tutorial
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.4.5: Examine causes, course, and consequences of United States involvement in World War I.
Examples may include, but are not limited to, nationalism, imperialism, militarism, entangling alliances vs. neutrality, Zimmerman Note, the Lusitania, the Selective Service Act, the homefront, the American Expeditionary Force, Wilson's Fourteen Points, the Treaty of Versailles (and opposition to it), isolationism.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 29-31. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.