“American Imperialism “ is a basic introduction to the ideas of imperialism and how they relate to American Imperialism. The presentation consists of 40 plus slides, images, maps, charts, political cartoons from the era, and student text notes for class. Teacher notes and extra information are included on “note view “for many slides. “ There are slides that ask for answers and opinions from the class . This presentation was used in class, and I continually edited and improved it over time. It holds the class interest and brings up a lot of discussion. This works and keeps the kids attention.
40 plus slides
1 class period -45 minutes –hour.
Begins with 14 slides on “How to become a world power?
Looks are the factors to become a world power before 1900, after 1900 and even today
Takes a look at the world and imperialism in late 1800
Europe and Africa/Asia imperialism
Major European Colonial powers
Why the U.S. got involved in the imperialistic race
Reasons for U.S. quest for colonies.
Importance and influence of Alfred Mahan
How Mahan’s ideas were significant in U.S. Imperialism
What were the early targets for U.S. colonies and why
How did these new American colonies fit into the definition of
Teacher notes class through out the presentation-
Slides with the “teacher Notes” icon will have information-
go to Menu- VIEW- NORMAL ( all the way to the left.)
15 Assessment test/ quiz questions based on the slides
Political cartoons from the Era
Thank you . Doug Stuart