Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: U.S.-Mexican War

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Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.


On the war itself, I ask the students to work through the following links:

James K. Polk and the Mexican War

Stephen F. Austin

Sam Houston

Captain John C. Fremont

Colonel Stephen W. Kearny

General General Antonio López de Santa Anna

The American Army

Army Life: U.S. Army

Army Life: Mexican Army

Newspapers: U.S. Press

War Correspondents

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Was the U.S.-Mexican War Necessary?

Crucible for Greatness

Many Truths Constitute the Past

On Manifest Destiny, I use the following:


The Power of an Idea

An Ideal or a Justification?

An Early Agenda of Expansion

Manifest Destiny - Sam W. Haynes


Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page: 

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