Monroe Doctrine: Students investigate & make inferences to learn Monroe Doctrine! Google 1:1 Compatible!
This lesson is part of the "Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe" Unit Plan, located here:
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe Unit Plan! 12 fun lessons for Jeffersonian America!
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In this lesson, students will work independently to analyze six cartoons relating to the Monroe Doctrine. For each picture students describe what they see happening, then make a prediction about how it might relate to the Monroe Doctrine. This lesson is intended to guide student intrigue and enable students to make predictions about what the Monroe Doctrine was and the effects of it.
This lesson is best used as an introduction to the Monroe Doctrine, but it can be also be used once the topic has already been introduced.
This is great lesson for anticipatory learning. It also does well at grabbing student interest, since they are looking, recognizing, and reacting (rather than simply reading, listening, and writing). At the conclusion, students make a "final prediction" that culminates on what they've seen across all six Monroe Doctrine images. Then, students watch two videos to determine how accurate they were in their predictions! Another video is included to evaluate how the United States still follows the doctrine today.
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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