This activity highlights America's history in war by allowing students to investigate specific events within these conflicts. The theme I focus on is America's changing motives for war over the course of its history. This assignment spans conflicts from the Mexican War to the War in Iraq. This is a culminating activity brings together an overall understanding of how America's involvement in war has changed- from expansionism, to isolationism, to interventionism (this activity is in a separate lesson and available as well)
In addition, students have the option of choosing what the final product will be. The options are:
- an essay
Students will need to choose wisely as some topics might not be as conducive to a skit but more conducive to an essay.