U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson

U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & Philippines Lesson
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U.S. Foreign Policy & The Acquisition of Alaska, Hawaii, & The Philippines Lesson

This zip. folder includes a Microsoft PowerPoint, student handout, link to the White Man's Burden Poem, other links to YouTube videos, and an exit ticket.

Lesson Plan recommended sequence -

1. Read the White Man's Burden Poem with the class and interpret the meaning of the Poem to give students an introduction to the lesson topic of the day (10-15 mins)

2. Conduct the lesson using the PowerPoint. The PPT includes topics on: (~ 40 min)
- The Age of Imperialism
- Seward envisioning the American Empire
- Purchase of Alaska
- "Lifting Up" the world
- U.S. building a stronger navy
- Annexation of Hawaii
- Debate over the Philippines (Imperialists vs. Anti- imperialists)
- Filipinos Rebel & their independence
Students will be taking notes on a "fill in the blank"/ cloze notes-taking guide

3. Watch YouTube Videos that covers these topics - (15-20 mins)
- The Purchase of Alaska
- Annexation of Hawaii
- The U.S. occupation of the Philippines

4. Have students complete the exit ticket and turn in to you as they exit the door.
Question - Do you think it was right for the United States to interfere (get involved) with other countries' businesses? (5-10 mins)

TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL TIME: 70 mins - 85 mins

This would be a great lesson to include in the unit of U.S. Imperialism!

I would appreciate your reviews! Thank you :)
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21 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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