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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.
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Rough Riders and Yellow Journalism.
Learners research the impact of American Imperialism. In this Spanish-American War lesson, students visit the listed Web sites to discover details about the war and its effects. Learners use the information they locate to participate in a debate over Imperialistic activities.
Seventh graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the Spanish American War. In this imperialism lesson, 7th graders analyze primary documents and photographs, in collaborative groups, to determine how the state was involved in the Spanish American War. Students write letters from the perspectives of soldiers involved in the war that reveal how they felt.
Learners 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.
Eleventh graders explore the events that led up to the Spanish-American War.  In this history lesson plan, 11th graders discuss America's role in the Spanish-American War. They also discuss the role of the media in the War.
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.
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.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Spanish American War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
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.
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.
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. A great presentation!
Students write a newspaper based on events in the year 1898 using Yellow Journalism, the exaggeration of facts or events.
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. 
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, learners follow the provided instructions to create PowerPoint presentations on the war. Students also respond to 13 short answer questions about America's involvement in the war.
Students understand how one event led to another and how individual events had major consequences before, during, and after the Spanish-American War. Students understand America's role in the war.
Young scholars explore the Spanish American War. In this multi media lesson plan on the Spanish war, students use the Library of Congress web-site to examine primary sources and determine the causes and effects of the Spanish American War.
Eleventh graders study the concept of Imperialism.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze a map of the United States during the age of Imperialism.  Students debate the role of Theodore Roosevelt during this time. 
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students examine the 2 provided maps and then 11 short answer questions based on the maps.

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