Theodore Roosevelt Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 39 questions based on a History Channel video (The U.S. Presidents Series on YouTube) and the History.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the U.S. Presidents Series Video: Theodore Roosevelt (on YouTube). The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. This video will first analyze what kind of person Roosevelt was, an energetic and charismatic man who was highly regarded by the American people. His dislike of party politics, attempts to reign in the industrial barons, and intervention in the labor moment (1902 coal strike) are all covered by the video. His foreign policy is then examined. His "big stick policy", the creation of the Panama Canal, and the Monroe Doctrine are all reviewed. The video concludes with some of Roosevelt's political legacies (the Meat Inspection Act, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the Antiquities Act), as well as how he changed the way many Americans viewed the presidency. Following the video, students will proceed to the History.com website and read a biographical article about Theodore Roosevelt. His early years, time on the American frontier, and his experiences in the Spanish-American War are covered. His presidency is again reviewed, as is his attempted third term in 1912 under the Progressive Party banner.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.