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How America Built the Panama Canal

How America Built the Panama Canal

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Author: Julio Belmonte
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Standard: 11.4 - 3. Discuss America’s role in the Panama Revolution and the building of the Panama Canal.

Objective: Students will be able to identify key information relating to Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick" diplomacy, and America's role in the Panama Revolution, and the building of the Panama Canal.

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Tutorial

How a Rebellion Built the Panama Canal

Watch the video for a brief & general overview of the history of the Panama Canal. As you watch it, consider the significance of the Canal. Also, think about the politics; what countries are involved, and how?

Source: You

Map of the Panama Canal

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

Big Stick Diplomacy

The following is a political cartoon and brief description which illustrate Theodore Roosevelt's policy of "Big Stick" diplomacy. As you read, think about the benefits and drawbacks of "Big Stick" diplomacy, and how it could be used to acquire and build the Panama Canal.

1901: Big Stick Diplomacy

Source: National Geographics

Big Question

Answer the big question here.

Source: Google Forms

How a Rebellion Built the Panama Canal

Watch the video for a general overview of the history of the Panama Canal. As you watch, think of how the Canal is significant, which countries were involved, and how.

Source: YouTube - KnowledgeHub

Explaining "Big Stick" Diplomacy

The link includes a short article and political cartoon which describes Theodore Roosevelt's policy known as "Big Stick" diplomacy. As you read, think about the benefits and consequences or "Big Stick" diplomacy. Also, think about how "Big Stick" diplomacy could be utilized in the acquisition and construction of the Panama Canal.

1901: Big Stick Diplomacy

Source: National Geographics