Imperialism -USA

Imperialism – American Expansionism

                America expands beyond its “natural” borders. (How, Why, When, Where?)

IMPORTANT NOTE: All assignments for this unit are due no later than Wednesday 12/20/17 to receive full credit

1.      Tuesday, 12/12/17

               F.Q.: Is the United States an imperialist nation?

a.       Read for class TODAY:  “Birth of a Superpower” (handout).

        Write answers to eight (8) questions (handout);

                  b. Complete map exercise “Overseas America 1867 -1940”

                  c. Complete a research task: “US Expansion Beyond Its Natural Borders”

NOTE: USE TEXTBOOK and INTERNET to complete maps & research

      HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

·         Read: “Is America an Empire?” (Handout) and answer 12Qs.

·         Finish Map & Research assignment

 

                   F.Q.: Was the US justified going to war with Spain?

2.       Wednesday, 12/13/17 – US debates the role of America in 20th C.                                      

a.       Watch segment of film Part 1- “Crucible of Empire”

b.      Complete “Focusing Question Chart” at the end of the film guide using information from the video.

c.       Discuss questions from film guide & Focusing Question

d.      Complete: “Spanish American War” Map

        HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

·         Finish map exercise “Spanish American War”

·         Read:  Textbook. P.589-596 “The Spanish American War”, and Complete: “Take-home Quiz- Spanish/Am War”

 

 3.      Thursday,  12/14/17

            F.Q.:  Was the War with Spain good or bad for the US?

a.       Watch segment of film Part 2- “Crucible of Empire”

b.      Complete “Focusing Question Chart” at the end of the film guide using information from the video.

c.       Discuss questions from film guide & Focusing Question.

  HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

 

·         EVERYONE: Read textbook p.584-588 “The Pressure to Expand” and Write:  personal notes.  

·         ADVANCED ONLY: Read: textbook p. 610-611 “Building the Panama Canal” and Write: Two (2) “Geographic Connection” Questions located on p.610 & 611.  

 

 

4.        Friday,  12/15/17

             F.Q.:  How did the War with Spain affect US foreign policy?

a.       Watch segment of film Part 3- “Crucible of Empire”

b.      Complete “Focusing Question Chart” at the end of the film guide using information from the video.

c.       Discuss questions from film guide & Focusing Question

  HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

·         TAKE-HOME Geography Assessment – Use your maps                 (Due: 12/20/17).

  

 

5.    Monday, 12/18/17 

           F.QWas Theodore Roosevelt an Imperialist or a Peace Keeper?

     Use a written and visual information to generate a Biographical outline.

·         Read/study “Teddy – The Making of America”

·         Watch/study biographical video “The Roosevelts”

·         Analyze TR cartoons and other images in GROUPS

   HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

·         Advanced: Write a five (5) paragraph essay answering the F.Q.

·         Regular: Write a bulleted outline w/facts answering the F.Q. 

  

 

6.    Tuesday, 12/19/17; Preparing for debates on Wednesday, 12/20/17

The following materials and textbook materials will NOT be collected. Instead, read and review these materials & prepare for a classroom debate. See debate assignments.

a)      Read: Textbook p. 604-607 “Debating America’s New Role”

b)      Read: “The Philosophy of Imperialism” – Handout

c)      Read: “Imperialism: Yes or No?”  - Handout

d)     Read: “Expansion and Foreign Policy” – Handout

  HOMEWORK: (All assignments due at the end of the unit- 12/20/17)

  

 

7.  Wednesday 12/20/17, Groups debate an assigned focusing question.

·         The debates are the culminating & summative assessment for the unit. Each group will receive a grade for both their group preparation and their individual presentations.

·         All assignments for this unit are due TODAY, 12/20/17.

 

Comments