William McKinley Primary Source Reading. American Imperialism. America Becomes a World Power. Spanish-American War. Spanish American War. 1898. Cuba.
This amazing speech given by William McKinley outlines why the United States should go to war with Spain. This document gives students a chance to assess why the United States went to war with Spain, and if imperialism had anything to do with it. This is a must for an imperialism or Spanish-American War unit!
This source is an excellent way to integrate Common Core strategies in your classroom, and uses different depth-of-knowledge levels to get students thinking at high levels.
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This source goes with the Spanish American War Simulation! This lesson is one of the best lessons that I teach all year, and is extremely ENGAGING as students learn about the war from the perspective of a reporter in Cuba for William Randolph Hearst, and then from the perspective of a Rough Rider!
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Spanish American War Simulation!
After reading McKinley's letter to Congress, students answer some deep questions. An answer key is included for easy assessment!
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