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This rather large unit discusses the imperial age of America during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. This unit was created as 7th grade curriculum for St. Luke’s Episcopal School using “The American Journey: Modern Times” textbook. In this unit, teachers will find a comprehensive set of lessons to lead students to think about empires, what makes up an empire, and which foreign policies are best for empire-making. This unit includes narrated PowerPoints that should be used as a basis and modified for each class according to student needs. In the end, students are required to use their knowledge of American Imperialism and their understandings of Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy to create more than 10 “points” (like Wilson’s 14 points) on a presidential white paper that deals with a current world event. Enjoy!

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