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Unit 9: Imperialism and WWI
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 Unit Understanding Goals
 
  • What motivated American imperialism?
  • How were American presidents similar and/or different in their policies toward Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific?
  • Why did the United States eventually abandon neutrality and enter World War I?
  • How did the U.S. government ensure support for the war effort?
  • Why did the U.S. Senate reject the Treaty of Versailles? 
 
 
 
Lesson #1 Overview of Imperialism (3/27)


UG: Why did Americans support imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
 
                   U.S. Expansion Chart 
 
HW: None 
 
 
Lesson #2 Causes of the Spanish American War (3/28)


UG: What were the causes of the Spanish American war?
 
                   Causes of the Spanish American War Notes
                   Yellow Journalism Examples
 

 
 
Lesson #3 Effects of the Spanish American War (3/31)

UG: What were the effects of the Spanish American War?
 
Materials: 
                   American Expansion Chart
                   Results of the Spanish American War
 
HW: Vocabulary Cards (yellow journalism, imperialism, Spanish American War, Hawaii Annexation) and start Imperialism Study Guide

 
 
Lesson #4 Presidential Foreign Policies (4/1)


UG: How did American presidents in the early 1900s vary in their foreign policies toward Latin America and the Pacific?
 
HW: Finish Imperialism Study Guide and complete Vocabulary Cards (Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy, Open Door Policy)
 
Materials: 
 
 

Lesson #5 U.S. Enters WWI (4/2)


UG: Why did the U.S. reverse its policy of neutrality and eventually enter WWI in 1917?
 
HW: Finish Vocabulary Cards 
 
Materials: 

Lesson #6 Manufacturing Consent (4/3)


UG: How did the government encourage Americans to go along with WWI?
               
HW: Use "The Home Front" Textbook Reading to complete Guided Reading "The Homefront" (pg. 14)
 
Materials:  

Lesson #7 The Home Front (4/4) 


UG: What economic, political, and social changes did WWI bring to the United States?
 
HW: Finish Vocabulary Cards 
 
Materials: 

 
Lesson #8 Treaty of Versailles (4/7)


UG: Why did the Senate fail to ratify the Treaty of Versailles?
 
Materials: 
HW: Complete WWI Study Guide


Lesson #9 Imperialism and WWI Exam (4/8)


UG: To assess students understanding of unit skills and concepts.
 
HW: None 
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