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Omaha Race Riot of 1919
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
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.
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 18 Views 61 Downloads
A World Power
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.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The New Imperialism: 1869-1914
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 60 Downloads
Debate: Should the U.S. Annex the Philippines?
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
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.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 17 Downloads
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.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
USH Test One
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.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Reconstruction of Iraq: A Lesson of Historical Precedents
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
The U. S. at 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.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 25 Views 62 Downloads
Whose Side Are You On?
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Celebrating Veterans Day
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.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 41 Downloads
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.
9th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads