Spanish-American War

6th - 8th

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.

Resource Details

Instructional Design
Inquiry-Based Learning
2 hrs

Spanish American War Project

In this Spanish-American War worksheet, learners 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.

Spanish-American War

In this Spanish-American War study guide worksheet, learners respond to 5 fill in the blank and short answer questions about the conflict.

Yellow Journalism

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.

Spanish American Way Inquiry Lesson Plan

Students 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. Students complete a Spanish American War graphic organizer and then discuss their hypotheses.

Spanish-American War: Map Skills

In this Spanish-American War learning exercise, students examine the 2 provided maps and then 11 short answer questions based on the maps.

What Was South Carolina's Role in the Spanish American War?

Seventh graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the Spanish American War. In this imperialism lesson plan, 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.

The Spanish American War (1898-1901) T he Spanish American War (1898-1901)

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.

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.

Spanish American War

Students explore the Spanish American War. In this multi media instructional activity 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.

The Spanish American War (1898-1901)

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.

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