Students read a brief account of Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and their charge up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. They answer 9 questions and complete 5 creative tasks. The creative tasks include designing a museum exhibit, the situation with TR's Medal of Honor nomination, social media, a memorial plaque/monument, and a mascot for the Rough Riders. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions inclue:
--Why do you think Teddy Roosevelt resigned from his Assistant Secretary position and volunteered to fight in Cuba?
--Compare and contrast the images described of Roosevelt and Hawkins. Who would you have followed into battle and why?
--Create an image to illustrate the meaning of the phrase, "a triumph of bulldog courage."
--Why do you think the Rough Riders are more frequently associated with charging San Juan Hill than their roles in the Battle of Las Guasimas or the Siege of Santiago?
You might be interested in the bundle to save!
Imperialism Bundle for US History
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Spanish-American War Text and Image Analysis
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