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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.
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.
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. Everything required for this lesson is included.
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.
Students analyze the foreign policy practices of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this foreign policy lesson, students examine primary sources regarding the Spanish-American War and the conflict in the Philippines in order to determine whether the United States was acting as an imperialist nation.