This is part two of my Spanish American War Simulation in a United States Imperialism Unit! It is one of the most fun lessons that we have, and a way that the students have really understood Point-of-View and Yellow Journalism better than ever before!
The essential question used for this simulation is: "How has the media affected us as a country in the past?"
In this simulation students act as soldiers who are sent to Cuba to fight with the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. Students get to understand the events of the Spanish-American War, and the events that led up to it. With Cuba almost winning the war, and Spain offering armistice, students think about if war was needed. Two additional FREE products are included in this simulation - William McKinley Asks Congress to go to War Primary Source Document!
and the Buffalo Soldiers Worksheet!
Students use KAGAN structures built in to the PowerPoint to answer deep questions about the topics. These help ENGAGEMENT and use COOPERATIVE LEARNING.
Topics of this simulation include:
Explosion of the USS MAINE
How the USS MAINE explosion was reported
Things people did for fun in America around the end of the 19th Century
William McKinley asks Congress to go to war
Free Cuba - Cuba Libre - Movement
Battle at Manila Bay
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
Battle of Las Guasimas
Battle of San Juan Hill
Protocol of Peace Agreement
Treaty of Paris
America given Puerto Rico, Guam, buys Philippines
Philippine-American War - Philippine American War
This is a great conclusion to part one of this simulation.
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I hope that you enjoy this simulation, it has really helped students personalize this topic. Teacher notes are included with the PowerPoint to help lead students in this lesson! Students have said this is one of their favorite lessons!
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