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Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson

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This Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson lesson plan also includes:

After analyzing newspaper articles portraying different perspectives of the explosion of the Battleship USS Maine, your young historians will take a stand on which position is the most believable in both discussion and writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider an alternative anticipatory activity that involves students offering different perspectives of a staged event in your classroom. This can be a real hands-on, relevant learning experience to engage your learners 
  • Excellent progression of instructional activities
  • Newspaper article links included
  • Also includes three-minute film to provide students with further context for the lesson
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