Spanish American War Teacher Resources
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Learners analyze primary documents and images. Students organize and evaluate the causes and results of the Omaha race riot of 1919. Learners study and recognize key personalities involved. Students relate history to certain quotes diagrammed on the board. Learners encounter graphic organizers.
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage your students' interest, as will the speaker's enthusiasm for his subject matter. It could be a useful review tool in one showing, or a teacher could show select portions throughout many class sessions.
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.
Oh my goodness! This presentation covers a lot of ground. From the imperialist ideology that led to the colonization of the African continent, to the technological advancements that made it possible, this slide show has it all. Use in conjunction with a unit on industrialization, expansion of the global economy, American expansion, and colonization. This is a text-driven resource, a few pictures would be nice.
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.
In this U.S. history worksheet, high schoolers read assigned textbook pages regarding Imperialism and respond to 45 short answer questions.
In this American imperialism worksheet, students review a chapter as they define 5 vocabulary terms in their own words, eliminate 4 false statements, and identify 2 themes from this era of growth and challenge in America.
Eleventh graders analyze the rise of the U.S. to its role as a world power in the 20th century. They read and analyze text, and write an essay identifying the cause and effect of imperialism and the various ways the U.S. attempted to build an empire.
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine primary sources regarding the U.S.S. Maine incident and respond to 13 short answer questions.
Young scholars examine Imperialism by analyzing the collection of primary sources in the archives of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial. They research photos and describe soldiers and their weapons involved in the Spanish-American War.
Eleventh graders write about one reason immigrants came to the United States in the late 1800's. They take a test that focuses upon past concepts and then an introduction is given by the teacher for the concepts of Imperialism and The Spanish American War.
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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
Students investigate the Philippine War. For this propaganda lesson, students read the a timeline of events during the Philippine War. Students evaluate Philippine propaganda cartoons from the period.
Students role play, persuading and staying neutral during arguments. In this viewpoint lesson, 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.
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.
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.
Students listen as the teacher explains the origins of the Veterans' Day in America. They complete a project in which they investigate different aspects one of the wars in which US soldiers participated. In the project they include a summary, an explanation of what it tells about a particular soldier or the war, and a personal reaction to the project.
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 activity also includes a worksheet requiring short answers.