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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Rough Riders and Yellow Journalism.
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. 
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 review selected essays on the Spanish-American war. In pairs, they discuss and explain the causes and effects of the Spanish-American war. Students identify the types of propaganda used before and during the Spanish American War. Selected essays are included.
High schoolers 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.
Students explore the Spanish American War. For 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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars use the information they locate to participate in a debate over Imperialistic activities.
Students discuss why the United States invaded Cuba. For this Spanish American War lesson, students watch a movie about the U.S. invasion of Cuba and hypothesize their reasons for doing so. Students complete a Spanish American War graphic organizer and then discuss their hypotheses.
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, 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.
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. 

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