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New Review Working with Primary Sources: The Spanish-American War
Examine the introduction to Our Islands in Their People, written by Major-General Joseph Wheeler. The excerpt, which is about two-and-a-half pages long, is included here along with six questions about the text. Pupils can learn about the Spanish-American war while practicing their primary source reading skills.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Has the United States always been an empire? This video is packed with information on America's endeavors during the age of new imperialism, including the displacement of indigenous peoples through territorial acquisition, how wars were used to annex several areas such as Hawaii and the Philippines to be used as gateways to Latin American and Chinese markets, the Spanish-American War, and atrocities committed during the Philippine War at the turn of the twentieth century.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Spanish American War: Document Analysis
Provide a primary source document for the class to read and analyze. They read the 12 paragraph introduction to the book, Our Islands and Their People, then answer six critical-analysis questions about the statement Wheeler made about the Spanish-American War.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 40 Downloads
Becoming a World Power (1876 - 1916)
To expand or to isolate, a question every country must consider. Discover the effects of American expansionism and you'll find that while we did acquire new land, it came at a price. The Boxer Rebellion, Seward's Folly, our push into the Pacific, and the Spanish-American War are all thoroughly discussed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 71 Downloads
Seventh graders investigate yellow journalism and how it affected public opinion and the government during the Spanish American War. They define key vocabulary words, and take notes during a teacher-led lecture. In pairs they read primary sources from The New York Journal, and identify current examples of yellow journalism.
7th Social Studies & History 15 Views 90 Downloads
The Spanish American War (1898-1901) T he Spanish American War (1898-1901)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Spanish American War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 121 Downloads
What Was South Carolina's Role in the Spanish American War?
Seventh graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the Spanish American War. In this imperialism instructional activity, 7th graders analyze primary documents and photographs, in collaborative groups, to determine how the state was involved in the Spanish American War.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Spanish American War
Students study the role of perspective and bias in research and examine the Spanish-American War and the regions effected. They have a debating contest regarding the Spanish American War and create a map which would depict the events and outcome of the Spanish American War.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 67 Downloads
American Becomes a Colonial Power
Exploring the idea of America joining "the imperialist club" at the end of the 19th century, this presentation presents reasons why America not only had the drive to explore the world, but the power and wealth with which to do so. American presence and influence in Hawaii, Japan, Alaska, Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Panama, China, and Mexico are covered in the context of the spread of America's growing global importance.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 90 Downloads
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage your students' interest, as will the speaker's enthusiasm for his subject matter.
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 23 Views 66 Downloads
Students view a video called Battling Beyond the Borders about the Spanish-American War. They discuss the role of newspapers in the war and then analyze political cartoons of the time, writing explanatory sentences about them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 82 Downloads
Eleventh graders identify and examine the main causes and effects of the Spanish American War. They explore yellow journalism and investigate the history to the Platt Amendment. Each student also defines imperialism and maps out the legacy of Roosevelt.
11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 68 Downloads
The New Imperialism: 1869-1914
Oh my goodness! This presentation covers a lot of ground. From the imperialist ideology that led to the colonization of the African continent, to the technological advancements that made it possible, this slide show has it all. Use in conjunction with a unit on industrialization, expansion of the global economy, American expansion, and colonization.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 64 Downloads
Debate: Should the U.S. Annex the Philippines?
Building an argument with supporting evidence is a vital skill. Learners engage in a debate over the annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. They take on the perspective of an individual from that time period, analyze primary source documents, and use evidence to build a strong argument.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
Walter Reed's Yellow Fever Studies
Middle schoolers and high schoolers examine the ethics of using human test subjects in scientific research. They do a simulation which focuses on yellow fever and how human subjects were used to develop a treatment/cure for the disease after the Spanish American War.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 64 Downloads
Yellow Journalism and the Spanish American War
Seventh graders investigate the meaning and impact of "yellow journalism." They determine how it affects people and how it played out in the USS Maine incident during the Spanish American War by reading articles and watching a PowerPoint presentation.
7th Social Studies & History 27 Views 79 Downloads
Introduction to Imperialism
Seventh graders examine the implications of American Imperialism. In this Imperialism lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress in order to understand the U.S. involvement in the Spanish American War.
7th Social Studies & History 16 Views 81 Downloads