The Late 19th Century to World War I Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills! Everything you need to teach a unit on the Spanish American War, Big Stick Diplomacy, and U.S. involvement in WWI can be found in this 2 week unit! Included:
+ 6 Detailed Lesson Plans: Lessons cover topics relating to the Spanish American War, American Imperialism, Big Stick Diplomacy, and WWI such as—
- the reasons for and the outcomes of the Spanish American War
- the meaning and examples of Big Stick Diplomacy
- Theodore Roosevelt’s impact on American foreign policy
- the reasons why the United States became involved in WWI
- the Allied Powers and the Central Powers
- U.S. leadership at the conclusion of WWI
- the reason why the United States did not become a member of the League of Nations
All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Lesson plans include step-by-step instructions and video links.
+ 6 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
+ 18 Worksheets
+ 5 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 3 Group Activities
+ 3 Research Activities
+ 1 Sort
+ 11 Timeline Cards
+ Final Test
+ Suggested Timeline for Completing Activities
+ Answer Keys for All Activities
Students will become fully immersed in learning about the Spanish American War, Big Stick Diplomacy, and WWI as they complete hands-on activities, watch video clips, and research past events!
While this unit is specifically aligned with Virginia U.S. History SOLs USII.5, it also closely matches most U.S. History standards.
The following product is included in this unit:
The Late 19th Century to WWI Close Reading Passages & Questions
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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