Connections to the Philippine-American War

Interactive Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must explain how the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents is connected to the explosion of the Maine and Social Darwinism. Students must explain that the sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War, which led to the American occupation of the Philippines and the imprisonment of Filipino rebels. Students must also link Social Darwinist theories to the American decision to maintain control of the Philippines after the end of the Spanish-American War. 

Level Description
Proficient

 Question 1: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between the explosion of the Maine and the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents. 

 

 

Question 2: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between the popularity of Social Darwinism and the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents. 

 

Emergent

Question 1: Student identifies a relevant connection between the explosion of the Maine and the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection. 

 

 

Question 2: Student identifies a relevant connection between the popularity of Social Darwinism and the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection. 

 

Basic

Question 1: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how the explosion of the Maine is connected to the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents. 

 

 

Question 2: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how the popularity of Social Darwinism is connected to the imprisonment of Filipino insurgents.