This can be done as a webquest or as an in class activity from student notes or the text book.
This booklet is an overview of the United States' foreign policy as it changed from Isolation to Imperialism. It has a map students label showing territorial acquisitions from the Spanish American War and a chart to accompany the map.
It has political cartoons and questions about spheres of influence, the White Man’s Burden, Jingoism and Imperialism, Big Stick Diplomacy, and World War I.
There is also a map where students show the Panama Canal route and the route prior to building the canal, and questions about how the U.S got the land for the Canal Zone.
Students also have to finish filling out a chart about the progressive presidents and their foreign policy. After the students fill out the chart there is a place for them to analyze if the leader was good or bad for the country.
The last page of the assignment is all about World War I. Students color a map to show the alliance system, identify and explain the main causes of the war, and analyze a political cartoon about causes of the war. Students must also list the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles and draw a visual representation of one of the provisions.