Spanish American War Teacher Resources
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In this Spanish-American War worksheet, students examine the 2 provided maps and then 11 short answer questions based on the maps.
Students 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.
Learners discuss why the United States invaded Cuba. In this Spanish American War activity, students watch a movie about the U.S. invasion of Cuba and hypothesize their reasons for doing so. Learners complete a Spanish American War graphic organizer and then discuss their hypotheses.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students analyze primary documents and images. Students organize and evaluate the causes and results of the Omaha race riot of 1919. Students study and recognize key personalities involved. Students relate history to certain quotes diagrammed on the board. Students encounter graphic organizers.
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.
Tenth graders use President McKinley's 1898 war message, the Teller Amendment and the Platt Amendment to assess one aspect of American foreign policy at the turn of the century. They examine reasons the United States declared war on Spain in 1898.
Students explore the era of imperialism and expansion of the United States. For this American history lesson, students play a game regarding the U.S. attempts to expand the nation in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Learners 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.
Students view a video clip about the reconstruction efforts in Iraq. They work together to compare and contrast the reconstruction plans after the Spanish-American War and World War II. They compare those results to the situation in Iraq.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students examine reasons for going to war. For 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.
Young scholars investigate the Philippine War. In this propaganda lesson, students read the a timeline of events during the Philippine War. Young scholars evaluate Philippine propaganda cartoons from the period.
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.
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.
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.
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.