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Here is a terrific series of lessons which detail America's rise to becoming a world power. Seventh graders create a newspaper that chronicles the important events during this time period. The papers contain information about the expansion of the US Navy, the annexation of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, and the building of the Panama Canal. This impressive plan has everything you need for successful implementation.
Define the causes and effects associated with American imperialism. This concise presentation defines and exemplifies how American imperialism effected domestic and international relationships. Topics covered are Manifest Destiny, acquisition of nearby islands, Yellow Journalism, Hearst and the Spanish-American war. Great classroom resource.
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.