The Spanish-American War: An American Adventure!
In this two day course, students will learn about a largely forgotten conflict: The Spanish American War!
David Armstrong M.A.
15 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$20 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class
Today’s American history classes usually provide only a brief mention of the Spanish-American War. Yet, it was instrumental in bringing a reluctant American populace to the realm of global politics. During his tenure as Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt, John Milton Hay described the Spanish-American War as “a splendid little war.” That was the attitude at the time, and one can easily see why. In the space of six months the United States gained an empire and firmly strode onto the...
Students will learn the causes behind the Spanish-American War and how it shaped the 20th Century. They will be introduced to one of the most interesting characters in American history, Teddy Roosevelt! This war was a short-lived adventure, or misadventure, that had long-lasting effects on American and the world. Students will learn how the media of the era could drive events! They will also come to understand how the decisions of a few men changed the course of history!
I have a Master's Degree in military History. I have written papers on this subject including its naval significance and historiography.
There will be some suggested reading and documentary links at the conclusion of the class for student who wish to explore this topic further. Of course, they may message me about specific questions.
A one-page timeline of events will be available before class.
Students will be assessed with a short open question-and-answer period at the end of the second lesson. Students will then have a fifteen-question quiz. The quiz will consist of true/false and multiple choice questions.
55 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
There will be brief discussions of the battle fought during the war. However, I will avoid the use of graphic descriptions.
David Armstrong M.A.
Home school and private school teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
15 total reviews
13 completed classes
Hello, my name is David! It will be an honor to teach your children. I teach history, music, civics, and science. I offer a variety of classes on historical topics such as: American History, United States Constitution, History versus Hollywood...