"Expansion and Empire Complete Unit" contains files in both PDF format and Common Cartridge format (used in online learning management systems such as Schoology, Moodle, and NEO).
This zip contains the following PDF files:
1. A master file with links to all of the PDF files included with this download. With these links you can check for updates to the files and download them at no additional cost.
2. Original mini-textbook on the American West covering the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the stereotyping of and discrimination against Native Americans the Plains Indian Wars, and Rancher & Cowboys (9 pages, including citations).
3. Caricatures of Native Americans activity: tests the ability of students to recognize the different caricatures of Native Americans in popular culture as described in the mini-textbook (13 images and questions).
4. The Buffalo Hunt In Primary Sources activity: contains 7 visual and written primary sources and 4 critical thinking questions (5 pages with citations).
5. Pioneer History Book: An Exercise in Bias activity: teaches the concept of historical bias using images of the cover and title page of a biased history book published in 1883 (3 pages).
6. Original mini-textbook on the Origins of Imperialism and the Spanish-American War (8 pages, including citations).
7. A set of 12 multiple-choice questions and 1 short answer question based on the reading.
8. Spanish-American War Songs activity: Lyrics and covers to 5 pieces of sheet music about the war are provided for study. 9 multiple-choice questions are designed to help the students make claims and support them with evidence.
9. A short summary of the various investigations into the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine (2 pages).
10. Original mini-textbook on the Philippine War (17 pages, including citations).
The reading is divided into the following sections:
The Decision to Annex the Philippines
Ratification of the Treaty of Paris
The War: 1899-1900
The Guerilla War Begins
The Election of 1900
Batangas and the End
11. Philippine War Cartoon Challenge #1 activity: 8 political cartoons and multiple-choice questions all published during the time period covered in section 1 of the reading. Questions are designed to engage students in the interpretation and critical analysis of cartoons and to increase those skillsets.
12. The Decision to Annex the Philippines short writing and discussion activity.
13. Philippine War Cartoon Challenge #2 activity: 6 political cartoons and multiple-choice questions all published during the time period covered in section 4 of the reading. Questions are designed to engage students in the interpretation and critical analysis of cartoons and to increase those skillsets.
14. The Use of Torture in a Democracy short writing and discussion activity.
15. A set of 7 multiple-choice questions and 1 short answer question based on sections 6-8 of the Philippine War reading.
16. Original mini-textbook of American imperialism after the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars (15 pages, including citations), divided into the following sections:
The Legacy of the Treaty of Paris: Cuba and Puerto Rico
The Open Door Policy in China
Theodore Roosevelt and Big Stick Diplomacy (with sections on The Panama Canal, The Russo-Japanese War, the Venezuela Crisis, the Roosevelt Corollary, the Great White Fleet), and imperialism under Taft and Wilson)
Summary of Imperialism in the Early 20th Century
17. “Big Stick” Diplomacy short analytical writing assignment.
18. Unit Content Test with answer key (in both Word and PDF formats).
19. Unit Skills Test with answer key (2 versions, in both Word and PDF formats).
20. A sample schedule page for 55-minute classes.
The Zip also contains a Common Cartridge format file (.imscc) that can be imported in many online Learning Management Systems, including Schoology, Moodle, and NEO. This file will import the entire unit into your LMS, including links to the PDF files. Those links may be used to deliver content directly to your students.
[Note: See your system's guidelines for how to import. This file was created by exporting out of Schoology. When importing, Schoology creates an "unused resources" folder. This can be safely deleted].
All sources created by Michael Barnes and American History Bytes!