The Spanish-American War Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 12 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 29 questions based on a "Crash Course" history video and the History.com website.
Students will be asked to watch a 10 minute video clip of the popular "Crash Course" video series regarding European and American imperialism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The race for colonies due to economic reasons and nationalism are the first topics to be covered. America's quest for colonies in order to provide coaling stations for its navy is introduced as a motivator for American Imperialism. The Spanish-American War is discussed as America's most successful venture in Imperialism. The video details the war and the impacts of its outcome. Following the video, students will proceed to the History.com website and learn about Theodore Roosevelt and his hunger for a war against Spain. The success of the American military in Cuba and the Philippines, the surrender of Spain, and the Treaty of Paris 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.