Students will discuss the economic interests of the U.S. in world affairs


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  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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SOC.11.US.11.4.1: History-Social Science

List the purpose and the effects of the Open Door policy.

SOC.11.US.11.4.2: History-Social Science

Describe the Spanish-American War and U.S. expansion in the South Pacific.

SOC.11.US.11.4.3: History-Social Science

Discuss America's role in the Panama Revolution and the building of the Panama Canal.

SOC.11.US.11.4.4: History-Social Science

Explain Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick diplomacy, William Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, and Woodrow Wilson's Moral Diplomacy, drawing on relevant speeches.

SOC.11.US.11.4.5: History-Social Science

Analyze the political, economic, and social ramifications of World War I on the home front.

SOC.11.US.11.4.6: History-Social Science

Trace the declining role of Great Britain and the expanding role of the United States in world affairs after World War II.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-05-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is an in-depth examination of US foreign policy. Students examine key examples of US foreign policy including the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal in order gain a greater understanding of imperialism and intervention. The lesson includes clear procedures, standards, essential questions, and all of the necessary materials to implement the lesson. The culminating activity provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through the creation of a public service announcement. The resources could be used as is or adapted to other examples of US foreign policy.
Jackie Ives
September 18, 2014

very thorough and engaging resources that makes the students engage in their learning and develop a deeper meaning for the material. The vocabulary focus is also a plus! This could be adapted to other areas of foreign policy as well and the culuminating activity allowed the students to really become creative and put their own spin on their learning.

Karen Fasimpaur
May 22, 2011

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