Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 7

Course: U.S. History

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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U.S. Intervention in Foreign Wars
Overview
  • Module Description
    • As the United States expanded and developed into a global power the early 1900s, its leaders became concerned with the affairs of other nations.  As a result, the United States took on a wider range of responsibilities in the world and became involved in foreign wars.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      When should the United States become involved in foreign wars?  After reading informational and argumentative texts on foreign wars, write a letter to the President of the United States that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts.  L2 Be sure to acknowledge competing views.  L3 Give examples from the past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.

      [Insert question] After reading (literature or informational texts), write a/an (essay or substitute) that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the text(s). L2 Be sure to acknowledge competing views. L3 Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.

  • About The Teachers
    • Authors: Carolina M. Azeles/Jason Dermes

      Course: U.S. History

  • Materials, References, and Support
    • For Students
      • 6 Reasons Not to Go to War. (2011, April 19).  University of Wisconsin,
      • Dowling, M. (2002, May 1). The electronic passport to the World Wars.  Retrieved from http://www.mrdowling.com.
      • Introducing the Principles for Just War Theory. (2011, April 19). War, Peace and Religion in the History Classroom. International Studies Education Program.
      • Obama, B. (2011, March 28). Speech presented to the nation on Libya at the National Defense University. Washington, D.C.
      • Tapper, S. (2006). America as a world power: From the Spanish-American War to today. The American Saga. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow.
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