Spanish American War Map Activity



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Spanish American War Map Activity

1. Use the text to locate the places described below and label them on the map. (3 points each)

A. Admiral Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet in this city’s harbor.

B. This city is located at a latitude and longitude of 28 degrees North/82 degrees West.

C. Roosevelt’s Rough Riders stormed San Juan hill in the battle over this city.

D. Dewey sailed to the Philippines from this city.

E. Spanish control of this Caribbean island worried the United States since the island was only 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

F. In this city’s harbor, a mysterious explosion destroyed the American battleship Maine.

2. Locate and label the following. (2 points each)

Puerto Rico Caribbean Sea Haiti Philippine Islands Pacific Ocean Florida Atlantic Ocean Dominican Republic South China Sea China

3. Have students use different colors or patterns to show the routes of the United States Army and Navy in the Caribbean (3), Spanish possessions (3) and the United States Navy in the South China Sea (1) during the Spanish-American War. (3 points each)

4. Create a key in the blank box. A minimum of three items should be shown. (3 points each)



Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate piece of paper and staple to the back of the map. (5 points each)

5. A) Where did the United States Navy meet the Spanish fleet in the Caribbean? B) In which direction did Dewey sail from Hong Kong to the Philippines? C) What is the approximate latitude and longitude of Puerto Rico? Hong Kong? Santiago? D) What strategy did the United States Navy use in the Caribbean?

6. A) Check a world map to find out the distance between the Caribbean and the Philippines. What difficulties might there have been in fighting a war in places so far apart? B) Why did the United States go to war in the Philippines?

7. Make sure your name is on both papers and the map is stapled to your additional questions. (2 points)

ANSWER KEY

#1 3 points each= 18

A. Manila

B. Tampa

C. Kettle Hill/Santiago

D. Hong Kong

E. Cuba

F. Havana




#2 2 points each= 20

Puerto Rico Caribbean Sea Haiti Philippine Islands Pacific Ocean Florida Atlantic Ocean Dominican Republic South China Sea China







#3 3 points each = 21

4 US routes

Spanish – Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico





#4 3 points each = 9

3 items in the key






#5 5 points each = 20

A. Cuba

B. SW

C. PR 18N 66W, HK 23N 115E, S 20N 75W

D. blockade




#6 5 points each = 10

A. 11,000

B. Varies




#7 name and staple 2 points



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