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The Media and the War: The Penny Press, Walt Whitman and the War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Mexican-American war marked a significant moment in United States history, as well as in the history of American media. The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of the Penny Press, which provided many American citizens with...
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The Mexican-American War

For Students 7th - 12th
Why did America engage in the Mexican-American war? A history video explains the new country's desire to expand to the west coast—and, after Mexico's 1848 surrender, how it doubled in size overnight.
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American Imperialism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Has the United States always been an empire? This video is packed with information on America's endeavors during the age of new imperialism, including the displacement of indigenous peoples through territorial acquisition, how wars were...
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
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US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War

For Students 8th - 11th
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
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The Media and the War: Is the Media Part of the Story?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The media is supposed to report the news, but can the media affect the events occurring in the news? Explore the ways the media has influenced world events in the last few centuries with a study of the Mexican-American War, the...
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The Media and the War: Soldiers Find a Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prior to the Mexican-American war, citizens had only heard updates about the battlefield from the United States government. But with the expansion of media publication in the nineteenth century, individual soldiers were able to reach out...
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Mexican Cessation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a propaganda poster. For this US history lesson students research the various sides during the Mexican-American War. They present their poster and their position for or against the war.
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Cumulative Review: Chapters 11-15

For Students 7th - 8th
If you've just covered a lot of territory in your social studies class and need a great cumulative review, look no further. Here is a hand out that includes 71 questions on 10 pages all related to slavery, the Civil War, Westward...
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IB History of the Americas

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Mexican American War worksheet, students read "We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God," and then complete the graphic organizer and respond to 2 short answer questions about the article. The article is not included.
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Go Back in Time

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this social studies worksheet, young scholars use a timeline to match each cause with its effect. The information is related to the Mexican-American War.
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War & Expansion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American...
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The Brief American Pageant: Manifest Destiny and its Legacy

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Frame your lecture about Manifest Destiny around these maps, which portray the extended boundaries of various American territories in the 19th century. Campaigns of the Mexican War, and a map of the Spanish Missions on the West Coast are...
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Mexicans in the United States in the 1920s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore what life was like for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the 1920s.  In this American history lesson plan, students watch videos and refer to multiple documents to draw conclusions as to what life was like for Mexican...
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A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)

For Teachers 10th - 11th
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners...
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World War I and Alabama's Rainbow Division

For Teachers 6th Standards
As part of their study of World War I, class members investigate the role of Alabama's 167th Infantry Regiment, part of the Rainbow Division, in World War I.
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Examining Secondary Sources: The American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners who have a grasp on the events of the Revolutionary war view clips from five different films as secondary sources. They take notes on each clip thinking about historic inaccuracies. They then view parts of the film The Patriot...
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Comparing Visual Interpretations and Actual Events: War & Battle

For Teachers 7th
A Venn Diagram is used to compare artistic and historical representations of a single event. Young analysts view the provided images, read textbook descriptions, and discuss the validity of each representation in terms of bias and...
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The Media and the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did the media affect the perception of the Mexican War? Middle schoolers discover how the newspapers had an impact on the war itself and how accurate the information actually was. They view a video clip and answer questions to end...
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Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Americans wanted to fulfill Manifest Destiny, and this pattern continued with the Mexican War. The resource specifically teaches about the Mexican War through a variety of exercises including a research project, group work, brainstorming...
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Mexican War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know that without the Mexican War, the United States would not include the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and even parts of Colorado? Scholars learn a variety of interesting facts about the...
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Viva Cinco de Mayo

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration Mexican independence, but they're incorrect. Learn about the battle of Puebla and the victory of General Zaragoza with a short reading passage that includes comprehension and vocabulary...
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And Justice for All: The Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Native American displacement, deportation of Mexican Americans, and Japanese internment are the focus of this history resource. It includes learning objectives, a materials list, key terms, related sources of information, an anticipatory...
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Evaluating Historical Sources on Juana Briones

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewMost have never heard of Juana Briones, the incredible woman who came to own property and divorce her husband in 1850s California. Yet, her relatively unknown life reflects the historical dynamics of the American West, particularly those...

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