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Lesson 3- Analyzing the Monroe Doctrine through Political Cartoons

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Lesson 3- Analyzing the Monroe Doctrine through Political Cartoons

Lesson Length: 90 minutes (2 class periods)
Date: 2/24-2/25
A: Standards

  1. Key Content Standard:

CASS 8.5-2: Know the changing boundaries of the United States and describe the relationships the country had with its neighbors and Europe, including the influence of the Monroe Doctrine.

CCSS WHST 2: Write informative/explanatory texts.

CCSS RH 6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose.

CCSS RH 7: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts.
B. Objectives

  1. Learning Outcome/Objective: Students will understand that the intentions and validity of the Monroe Doctrine were perceived differently by people in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

  1. Language Objective (transfer this from "Incorporating Academic Language"): Students will construct interpretations of the Monroe Doctrine from multiple perspectives, and then compare these interpretations and analyze the different perspectives by writing in a formal style.

D. Cognitive Task: After recognizing that the Monroe Doctrine was perceived differently around the world than it was in the United States, students will investigate secondary sources describing the Monroe Doctrine, and create a political cartoon that illustrates the perspective of their source.
C. Assessments:

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