The Spanish–American War

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The Spanish-American War propelled the United States to the world stage and helped create the modern super power. Using web-based primary sources and a WebQuest format, young scholars consider the causes and outcomes for the war. Working as newspaper reporters during the time, they present their findings as newspaper articles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the WebQuest activity to explore the Spanish-American War
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need to access the Internet for research
  • Resource is second of four in "The Birth of an American Empire" series
Pros
  • Activity is creative and allows for primary skills practice
  • Role play allows exploration of perspective
Cons
  • Some research links are no longer active