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The Media and the Spanish American War
Eleventh graders explore the events that led up to the Spanish-American War. In this history activity, 11th graders discuss America's role in the Spanish-American War. They also discuss the role of the media in the War.
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 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.
Views Concerning U.S. Imperialism after the Spanish-American War
Students 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. Students use the information they locate to participate in a debate over Imperialistic activities.
The Spanish American War (1898-1901) T he Spanish American War (1898-1901)
For 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.
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.
The Spanish American War (1898-1901)
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.
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.
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.
America Becomes A World Power
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.
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.
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. A great presentation!
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.
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.
Missionaries, Expansionism, and The Philippines
Learners examine the quality of sources in research in the process of gaining an understanding of the Spanish American War, American expansionism, and the role of missionaries in history. They meet in groups to provide an audio/visual lesson on the findings of their research.
American The War Spanish-: Understanding the Order of the Spanish-American War
Young scholars 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.
Spanish American War
Students explore the Spanish American War. In this multi media lesson 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.
U.S. Imperialism: 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.
Spanish American War Project
In this Spanish-American War instructional activity, students 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.
In this Spanish-American War study guide worksheet, students respond to 5 fill in the blank and short answer questions about the conflict.
Spanish-American War: Map Skills
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students examine the 2 provided maps and then 11 short answer questions based on the maps.