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This booklet is curriculum support for the American Social History Project's 30-minute documentary 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation. The viewer's guide contains background information on issues raised by the documentary as well as additional [...]
This worksheet helps students plan political cartoons for the activity "Creating a Cartoon for the Philippine-American War."
In this activity, students use a range of primary and secondary sources about San Francisco's Chinatown (1880s-1920) to explore what the community meant to residents and to outsiders.
In this activity students analyze Kipling's famous poem about imperialism and read several poems that were written in response to it. Students discuss how effective the poems are as art, political commentary, and historical evidence.
This worksheet goes with the activity "Art, Commentary and Evidence: Analysis of "The White Man's Burden." It helps students analyze several poems and secondary stories to understand a range of responses to U.S. imperialism at the turn of the [...]
Richard Pratt, an officer of the United States Cavalry, became obsessed with the assimilation of Indians into U.S. "civilization." Pratt believed that Indians could only survive if they adapted the values of the white man; it was necessary to "kill [...]
Lands and mines cannot produce wealth without labor. Anglo-American mine owners, plantation managers and ranchers recruited Mexican and Mexican-American workers as a cheap source of labor. The western economy depended on the constant northward flow [...]
These images were collected from political cartoons, photographs, and other images created during and about the conflict between the United States and the Philippines. They help students complete the activity "Creating a Cartoon of the [...]
These historical understandings were developed to help students understand the Philippine-American War. They are used to complete the activity "Create a Cartoon of the Philippine-American War."
This short activity helps students analyze a political cartoon about U.S. imperialism in the Philippines. To complete the activity, the teacher will need either a map or a globe to show students the relative distance between the United States and [...]