Turning Points in American History
This series charts the history of the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries by focusing on the causes, events, and consequences of important events or movements in American and world history. All lessons are designed to take between one and two weeks depending on their length.
Part two of the series helps students to understand the rise of the United States to global power status in the years between the 1860s and end of World War 1.
1 – Immigration & Urbanization
2 – The Rise of Corporations
3 – Consumer Society
4 – The Growth of Imperialism
5 – The Spanish-American War
6 – The Progressive Movement
7 – The Panama Canal & Latin America
8 – The First World War
This download includes worksheets, a presentation, essay sheet, and crossword to teach about the construction of the Panama Canal and American influence in Latin America during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Please download the preview sheet for more details about the unit.