The Matter of the Philippines

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The United States won the Spanish-American War, so now what? Young scholars act as advisors to President McKinley and use primary sources to recommend what America should do with its territories. Using a variety of perspectives—including economic, political, and moral—learners take on a variety of perspectives to examine this thorny period in American history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use primary source documents to practice analytical skills
  • Create a discussion based off the role-playing activity included in the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is third in a four-part series, "The Birth of an American Empire" 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • By employing perspectives, resource builds analysis skills
  • Role-playing activity is engaging 
Cons
  • None