School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

Resource Links:

Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 2. Analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States

Objective d. Explain causes and effects of the Mexican-American War

Resource Links

http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/index_flash.html
PBS website on the Mexican-American war incorporating both the American and Mexican perspectives. Includes lesson plans.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/alamo/alamo_preparations.cfm
eXplorations: Remembering the Alamo, from Digital History
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/mexican_war_opposition/docs/index.html
Series of primary source documents related to the Mexican-American war and opposition to it.
/toolkit/vsc/resource_links/social_studies/grade8/5C2d.xml
Resources for Objective 5.C.2.d:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS