The Mexican-American War - Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 25 questions based on a YouTube video and the History.com website.
Students will be asked to watch an 8 minute video clip of the popular "Crash Course" video series regarding the Mexican-American War which will provide a historical background (Manifest Destiny, Texan Independence) to the conflict between the two countries. Following the video, students will proceed to the History.com website and learn about U.S. President Polk and his attempts to start a war with Mexico. The success of the American military, the surrender of Mexico City, and the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo are all covered by this assignment.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.