From a brand new country to a World Power in a short couple hundred years. How did this happen so fast? Beginning with The Age of Imperialism, this ToolBook takes students through the development of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, Social Darwinism, the Panama Canal, and the various types of diplomacy. Political cartoons are a fun way to learn and remember key points, and there are a lot of them in this ToolBook.
Topics covered in "The U.S. as a World Power" ToolBook:
- The Age of Imperialism: Causes & Results. "The White Man’s Burden."
- Political cartoons explain the causes and results of: The Open Door Policy?John Hay and the U.S. policy in China; how the U.S. acquired Hawaii; The Spanish-American War and the three types of diplomacy, including Teddy’s Big Stick.
- Yellow journalism, jingoism, and Social Darwinism. "The March of the Flag" by Senator Albert Beveridge. "Name that Expansionist!" "Name that Anti-Imperialist!" William Jennings Bryan v. William Graham Sumner.
- Role-playing: "Should we annex the Philippines?"
- Debate: "Resolved, the Spanish-American War was a really good idea."
- The Panama Canal: Causes & Results. "Name that medical breakthrough!" The Roosevelt Corollary.
- Types of diplomacy: Big Stick, Dollar Diplomacy, Moral Diplomacy
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- Games―Unique action Games, brain games and board Games are fun, exciting, encourage fast-paced learning, and provide practice in all 6 levels of Bloom
- The Tests―practice and preparation for the end-of-grade state tests, with hundreds of practice test questions.
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