Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 120 minutes
Date Posted: 4/30/2010

This lesson plan outlines topics for short research projects and classroom performances related to the Mexican War. Have students select individuals connected to the Mexican War, perform research, and then interview each other to showcase the disparate views on the motivations behind the War and perspectives on its outcomes. This lesson plan (which includes background information) was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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