Working with Primary Sources: The Spanish-American War

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Examine the introduction to Our Islands in Their People, written by Major-General Joseph Wheeler. The excerpt, which is about two-and-a-half pages long, is included here along with six questions about the text. Pupils can learn about the Spanish-American war while practicing their primary source reading skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils work in pairs to partner read the text out loud, switching off each paragraph, and work out responses to the questions
  • Require students to mark the text in order to help them more fully understand the text
Classroom Considerations

  • There isn't too much space provided for writing responses to the questions, so you may wish to create a class set and have learners write responses on another sheet of paper
Common Core