American Imperialism Lesson Plan:
PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz
This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about American imperialism in the late 19th/early 20th centuries that includes 3-5 days of materials. Audios of the reading passage & quiz are included. This is perfect for students with read aloud accommodations. This resource can also be easily used for distance/digital learning because all components are available in a digital format.
Includes: why the U.S. practiced imperialism (to become a worldwide power; to establish a global military presence; belief in cultural superiority; increased industrialization); the acquisition of Alaska, Midway Islands, Samoa Islands, the Hawaiian Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, & the Philippines; the Spanish-American War; yellow journalism; 1898 Treaty of Paris; the Philippine-American War; anti-imperialists; relations with China (spheres of influence, Open Door Notes, Open Door Policy, & the Boxer Rebellion); & relations with Japan.
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Perfect for sub plans!
This lesson can teach itself. Students can easily check their own answers with the included answer keys.
Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on GOOGLE, so you can easily assign to your students! The quiz is also available on GOOGLE Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quiz is also self-grading!
• 30 slide PowerPoint presentation that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes (PowerPoint presentation includes carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the lesson)
• slotted notes page so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentation Editable slotted notes included!
• informational reading passage about American imperialism during the late 1800s and early 1900s (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the “paper saver” version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the “note-taking” version that has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)
• 2 worksheet pages with 4 activities (key terms, dates & events, data analysis, and a literacy connection) Each activity has two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.
• answer keys for the slotted notes, activity pages, and the quiz
• GOOGLE version of all components
• GOOGLE Form self-grading quiz
• audio of reading passage & quiz
→Short on time?←
Simply give students the reading passage, and they can complete the activities independently. All information needed for the activities is contained in the reading passage! This can also be used for homework.
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♦Unit 3: American Revolution
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♦Unit 5: Age of Jackson & Sectionalism
♦Unit 6: US Civil War & Reconstruction
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→Reconstruction Unit Bundle
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→World War 1 Unit Bundle
→Roaring ’20s & the Great Depression Unit Bundle
→World War 2 Unit Bundle
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