Product includes primary and secondary quotes that reveal the reasons and motivations for United States expansion in the late 1890s. I use this activity as a gallery walk but the graphic organizer provided can be used as a desk activity as well.
Activity includes primary sources (excerpts and political cartoons) with historical thinking questions for each document. Students practice skills of sourcing, close reading and contextualization to analyze each document in order to determine why
Students write a OGP or One Good Paragraph arguing why the US annexed Hawaii during the age of Imperialism. Students practice developing a claim, supporting it with evidence (provided by the listed facts) and providing analysis of each fact. This is
In this activity, students will assume the role of a Patriot, Loyalist or colonist who was neutral and debate whether the colonists should have declared independence from Great Britain. They will identify arguments to support their position and
Product includes a writing assignment based on the Spanish American War. We call these "OGPs" or "One Good Paragraphs". The assignment helps you assess the students' understanding of the causes of the Spanish American War and also provides main idea
In this activity, students will analyze primary and secondary source excerpts and classify them as one or more of the “big” reasons the US entered World War I. It can serve as a formative assessment or it can be used to teach the causes – that is up