Spanish American War Primary Source Packets

Spanish American War Primary Source Packets
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6 MB|8 Pages, 4 Slides
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In the Spanish American War Primary Source Packet students may analyze two historical questions:
- Explosion of the Maine - Which account do you find more believable?
- Why did the US invade Cuba?

Students learn about the Spanish American War, key players and events, Yellow Journalism, Cause/Effect, and learn historical skills such as sourcing, corroboration, and analysis. Each packet takes a class period (45 - 60 minutes) so I tend to give my students the option of which historical question to investigate which adds an element of excitement with the choice. It also provokes great dialogue and historical curiosity!

- Introductory PPT
- Explosion of the Maine Packet: Readings & Graphic Organizer
- US Invades Cuba Packet: Readings & Graphic Organizer

*These lessons were adapted from Stanford Reading Like A Historian but modified for easier use.
Total Pages
8 Pages, 4 Slides
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1 hour
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