DP Original - History Lesson #1Submitted by Freightrainblues on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:08
Hi everyone, I teach 9th grade US History. I cannot imagine a better job, and I wanted to start sharing some of my lessons with you.
Today in class we are about to begin learning about turn of the century (19th 20th) American Imperialism. Before doing so I had to explain to my students how imperialism in the modern era works. The days of colonization and straight conquering have past and a new form of empire emerged using banks and debt. This is neo-colonialism, and with this foundation one can better understand the Spanish American War, the annexation of Hawaii and the Banana Wars.
To establish that foundation I used the studio John Perkins Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and the StudioJoho.Com animation to a Perkins interview. Linked in my Prezi. My notes and student handouts are not included - which add substance to the material. I am simply including my Prezi that assists in my lessons.
Feel free to provide constructive criticism or positive feedback. Keep in mind my lessons are for 13-15 year olds in a public school.