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This is a must-have for any teacher looking to make American Imperialism easy to understand and visualize on a map (two different maps in this case; a North America map, and a Pacific Ocean/islands map). Students follow along with simple step-by-step directions to create their own detailed maps by the end.


***Google Classroom Compatible – these Microsoft Word documents can also be saved as Google Docs and used in Google or other digital classrooms


***Google Classroom Compatible – these Microsoft PowerPoint files can also be saved as Google Slides and used in Google or other digital classrooms


This resource includes both the 25-slide follow-along PowerPoint AND a two-sided blank map (one of North America, and one of the Pacific Islands). Students follow along as the teacher sets the pace, allowing new items to appear on the map at the click of a button. Students will turn the two blank maps into information-packed resources. The last few slides also include higher order thinking discussion questions (DOK 1, 2, and 3). Items include everything from the Louisiana Purchase, Mexican Cession, and Puerto Rico, to Hawaii, Alaska, the Philippines and Midway.

American Imperialism Mapping Activity - Fun, Engaging 25-slide follow-along PPT

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    25 slides and a printable follow-along map
  • Subject(s):

    History, U.S. History, Imperialism

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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