This two-page worksheet is perfect for either an introduction or reinforcement of the XYZ Affair.
A short, simple summary is followed by 3 questions, 2 of which are thought-provoking, critical-thinking, problem-solving questions.
There is a tie-in with today's issues with foreign countries. Students may be required to do some outside research on one of these countries.
I use this with my 7th graders, but I could see students 7-12 able to benefit from it.