Lesson Plan

Book: Crossing the Seas

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As learners read each chapter of Eric Schwartz's Crossing the Seas, they analyze the actions of United States in Venezuela, Hawaii, Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the intent of the Monroe Doctrine. They then compare American intervention in the nineteenth century to modern foreign policy.

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Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies of the book
  • Objectives are clear and achievable 
  • Includes engaging assessments
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