Investigating U.S.History: Spanish American War


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Investigating U.S.History: Spanish American War
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FIU LACC Teacher Training Lesson Plans
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Sherry Magwood, Telio Gutierrez, Kobie Flocker
FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center
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Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, a Title VI National Resource Center, in conjunction with Miami Dade County Schools and the Digital Library of the Caribbean sponsored a Caribbean Challenge Teacher Training Workshop titled Using Digital Resources to Examine Race and Teach the Region on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. This lesson plan is a product of that training.

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The Caribbean Challenge: Using Digital Resources to Examine Race and Teach the Region Teacher Training Workshop Lesson Plan Worksheet Created by: Sherry Magwood, Telio Gutierrez, Kobie Flocker Title : Investigating U.S.History: Spanish American War Overview : War commonly referred as the Spanish American War involved America and several others (Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain & number of Island s lasting from 1898 l902 Time Required : 180 Minutes ( 2 days) Target Audiences : 6 th 8 th Grade Materials required : Smart/ Promethean board, The Rescue of Cuba Website www.dloc. Computer internet access, PowerPoint Handout (documents) video/movie (debate) Cross curricular connections : Language Arts: Critical Thinking skills Creative writing Speaking


Lesson O bjectives and Standards : 1) Develop an understanding of the U.S. involvement /events as it relates to the War/events that divided opinions. 2) Analyze primary source documents (Use research and inquiry skills) 3) Write in a variety of genres 4) Compare and contrast U.S. role /position in other wars (Afghanistan) or Gulf Teaching Activities : Develop background knowledge 1Qar 1) Students will review / examine U.S. Foreign policy in the late 1800s and conflict in Cuba 2) Show/Expa nd on other information through (PowerPoint) 3) Show snip it (join the debate) 4) Use task cards to create and respond to questions Assessments : 1) Write a summary/essay on their view/position on if America / U.S. should be involved in foreign affairs 2) Debate / pros/cons Additional comments and/or instructions :