Target Student Group: 11th Grade United States History
Lesson Context: This activity would serve as part of an introduction into a unit entitled “The Emergence of Modern America,” which I would begin by discussing the United States’ transition into an imperial power after the Spanish-American War.
Lesson Delivery in a Virtual Classroom: After providing a brief overview about Spain’s involvement in the Americas, US public opinion about Cuba, and the political situation of the US government at the time, I would give this activity to students to complete during asynchronous class time. The expectation is that they use their knowledge gained during our synchronous class period to further explore all the possible reasons for US involvement in the Spanish-American War.
How Google Forms will be used to achieve this goal: The Google Form allows the students to have the necessary background information on the same screen during asynchronous learning, which is beneficial because the student would not have the teacher for this information during asynchronous time. The format of Google Forms also easily allows for a direct comparison to be made between the two documents, and it give the teacher immediate feedback on the student’s progress due to the questions.