This activity features 10 primary sources from the Spanish American War that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline. The documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war.
This graphic organizer is a great front loading or ending activity for American Imperialism. It covers American motives, Spanish American War, annexation of Hawaii, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy in China, along with the presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.
Students will work in partners to complete the Yellow Journalism story of the USS Maine explosion. This quick and fun Mad Libs style activity is meant to show how inaccurate Yellow Journalism was at the time. My students loved this. I left it in an editable format.Key Words: Spanish American War; Yellow Journalism; USS Maine; American Imperialism