The World of 1898 includes a historical overview of the war from the perspective of events in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain.
Students can analyze the different sides of the war and determine their own opinions about the issues the war presented and the consequences of the actions taken by the United States.
Students can hold a debate on the issues representing the different countries involved.
This collection affords an excellent opportunity for the student to conduct further research into the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Revolution.
All contributions are accepted and considered neutrally by the teacher and class so that students can learn from the perspectives of others. is process focused not product focused - students are not given a right answer because the process of learning and discussing is the answer. The role of the instructor in VTS is to carefully select visual images and facilitate the discussion.
VTS emphasizes the student learning process, individually and in conjunction with others, rather than the instructor's dissemination of knowledge. This is accomplished through questioning and facilitation techniques.
Put another way, critical thinking is about knowing how to think, not what to think.
Teachers use a number of techniques to help students learn critical thinking, starting as early as kindergarten and ramping up especially in 2nd grade and beyond.
This collection focuses on the events of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution from 1898 to 1901.
The chronology is emphasized in the Special Presentation The Motion Picture Camera Goes to War and in The World of 1898, which includes an overall chronology of the war, as well as separate chronologies by country (Cuba, The Philippines and Guam, Puerto Rico, and Spain).