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Spanish-American War: KS

    Historical Analysis Skills:
  • The student:
    1. analyzes a theme in United States history to explain patterns of continuity and change over time.
    2. develops historical questions on a specific topic in United States history and analyzes the evidence in primary source documents to speculate on the answers.
    3. uses primary and secondary sources about an event in U.S. history to develop a credible interpretation of the event, evaluating on its meaning (e.g., uses provided primary and secondary sources to interpret a historical-based conclusion).
    4. compares competing historical narratives in United States history by contrasting different historians’ choice of questions, use of sources, and points of view, in order to demonstrate how these factors contribute to different interpretations.
    US History (Grades 9-12):
  • The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of individuals, groups, ideas, developments, and turning points in the era of the emergence of the modern United States (1890 - 1930).
    1. examines the emergence of the United States in international affairs at the turn of the 20th century (e.g., debate over imperialism, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy, Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy).