Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War

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Americans wanted to fulfill Manifest Destiny, and this pattern continued with the Mexican War. The resource specifically teaches about the Mexican War through a variety of exercises including a research project, group work, brainstorming sessions, and a presentation to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of taking learners to the library, take them to the computer lab to do Internet research instead
  • If time does not permit for each pair to present their interview in class, task them with recording their interview instead
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars need some basic research skills to complete their projects
Pros

  • Creates an environment where pupils put themselves into the people experiencing the Mexican War and therefore become better able to understand and remember it
  • Teaches high schoolers to look at both view points in a situation
  • Builds on valuable research and cooperative skills
Cons

  • None