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Spanish American War and the Rough Riders
For this Spanish-American War worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Rough Riders and Yellow Journalism.
Spanish American Way Inquiry Lesson Plan
Young scholars discuss why the United States invaded Cuba. In this Spanish American War lesson, students watch a movie about the U.S. invasion of Cuba and hypothesize their reasons for doing so. Young scholars complete a Spanish American War graphic organizer and then discuss their hypotheses.
Causes and Effects of the Spanish-American War
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.
Yellow Journalism in the Spanish-American War
Students write a newspaper based on events in the year 1898 using Yellow Journalism, the exaggeration of facts or events.
The Spanish – American War: A Just War?
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students identify 3 reasons the U.S. went to war with Spain and then write an essay regarding text that is not included.
Is the Media Part of the Story?
Students discuss the role of the media in public opinion. They use the internet to research when the media has had an impact on war. They write an essay about their research and any conclusions they have made.
Imperialism and Expansion: Part 1
Students explore the era of imperialism and expansion of the United States. In this American history lesson, students play a game regarding the U.S. attempts to expand the nation in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Philippine War Political Cartoon Lesson Plan
Students investigate the Philippine War. In this propaganda lesson plan, students read the a timeline of events during the Philippine War. Students evaluate Philippine propaganda cartoons from the period.
The U. S. at War
Students examine reasons for going to war. In this foreign policy lesson, students analyze the reasons the U.S. entered the the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Students then present their findings to their classmates.
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.
Whose Side Are You On?
Students role play, persuading and staying neutral during arguments. In this viewpoint lesson plan, students examine the viewpoints of soldiers in the Spanish-American War and role play. After a discussion, some students try to persuade the class while others try to stay neutral.
In this Imperialism worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages about the Spanish-American War and then respond to 5 short answer questions about how the war began, U.S. involvement in the war, and outcome of the war.
INTERPRETING THE EFFECTS OF THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ON US CITIZENS.
Students write an article about some aspect of American life during the war. -Examples include: Food, Travel, Weapons, Communication, Maps, Leadership. Each group of three will then be responsible for posting their article to the class web page.
In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students respond to 11 fill in blank questions about America's involvement in the war.
Parallel Studies of the Afro-American and Puerto Rican Experience in America
Students compare/contrast the Afro-American and Puerto Rican experience as they migrated and assimilated in the U.S. They research and discuss the reasons for migration and the historical significance of economic autonomy and oppression.
Eleventh graders examine incidents of U.S. imperialism and its acquisitions. They discuss foreign policy and the emergence of the United States as a world power. They locate U.S. acquisitions on a world map.
In this Imperialism worksheet, students respond to 30 short answer questions regarding reasons for imperialism and American involvement in the Philippines and the Spanish-American War.
Imperialism and Expansion: Part 2
Students explore the concept of American Imperialism. In this American foreign policy lesson, students take notes on the Spanish-American War and foreign policy practices of the United States in the late 1800s.
In this 20th century history worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions that require them to compare the Spanish-American War to World War I.
Science: Finlay and Yellow Fever
Ninth graders research the work of Carlos J. Finlay and his contributions to science. Once they have discussed his theories about diseases, they create tables comparing diseases that use insects as carriers. The lesson also includes a worksheet requiring short answers.