Spanish American War and Imperialism Lesson Plan Collection

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This great lesson plan collection includes seven webquests/worksheets on the Spanish American War and imperialism. This lesson plan collection will add depth to any unit on imperialism and save you time.

The following lesson plans are included in the Spanish American War and Imperialism Collection:
Spanish American War Webquest
Spanish American War Worksheet: The United States Declares War on Spain
Spanish American War Worksheet: The Battle for Manila Bay
Spanish American War Worksheet: The Battle for San Juan Hill
Cuba and the United States History in 6 Minutes Video Worksheet
Boxer Rebellion Worksheet
Panama Canal Webquest: Construction of the Panama Canal

Spanish American War Webquest:
The main webquest thoroughly covers the Spanish American War. Students will gain basic knowledge about the Spanish American War by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Spanish American War webquest uses an amazing virtual museum website by Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The website allows students view historical artifacts and gives a basic overview of the conflict.
http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

The webquest contains forty questions and is a great way to introduce or review key facts and events related to the Spanish American War. An answer sheet is included for the teacher.
My students love examining and reading about the Spanish American War artifacts from the website. I usually use this webquest as an introduction or review activity for my students and it takes at least one class period for my students to complete the webquest. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

The second part of the lesson plan collection includes four primary source worksheets on the Spanish American War and the Boxer Rebellion. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html

The following topics are covered in the primary source worksheets:

The United States Declares War on Spain, 1898 (12 Questions)
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/spanishwar.htm

The Battle of Manila Bay, 1898 (12 Questions)
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/manilabay.htm

The Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, 1898 (10 Questions)
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/roughriders.htm

Prisoner of the Boxer Rebellion, 1900 (10 Questions)
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/boxer.htm

Students read the documents and answer the questions. I usually print out the readings for the students, but you can have students answer the questions using the websites. An answer sheet for the teacher is included with each worksheet. These worksheets are great for reinforcing information or complementing topics being taught in the classroom. The assignments can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify them as needed for your classes.

In the last part of this lesson plan collection allows students to learn about the difficulties of building the Panama Canal through an internet-based worksheet. The webquest contains 32 questions and is a great way to introduce or review the Panama Canal. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest takes most students 30 to 50 minutes to finish. Lastly, a short video worksheet about the history between Cuba and the United States since the early 1800s is included. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

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Spanish American War and Imperialism Lesson Plan Collection
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Spanish American War and Imperialism Lesson Plan Collection
Spanish American War and Imperialism Lesson Plan Collection