“Spanish- American War-The US Becomes a World Power” “ goes over the events from in the 1890’s that led to and ended with the Spanish American War in 1898. Over half the slides concern the causes of the war., the rest look at the events of the war and the results. This is an event that the kids seem to know almost nothing about. I try to present this as “why was there a war?” Would it happen today? “ ..and the seems to work.
Causes of the Spanish American War ( 36 slides) <> Cuban Revolution<> Yellow Journalism <>The De Lome Letter <>
Nationalism- US “War Fever” <>Destruction of the USS Maine
Who blew up the Maine?
Why the US really wanted to go to war.
Events of the War <> The Philippines <> Cuban events in the war
Treaty of Paris 1898
New US colonies <> US Empire is established
The Philippine War
Teacher notes and stories for class through out the presentation-
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15 Assessment test/ quiz questions based on the slides
Primary Documents –Examine Yellow Journalism Headlines and Political Cartoons