WebQuest

Independence Movements in Latin America

Process

 Step 1: Web Quest Information Search

  • Use the educational websites and maps provided in the links below to answer the questions on your worksheets. 
  • All the information can be found in the sites below, so there is no reason to go to any other web site. 
  • Be sure to answer all questions completely, as this will be your resource and information guide to aid you in writing your essays.

 

 

Step 2: Essay: Independence Movements

  • After you have completed the information/resource guide, you will be ready to begin your essay.
  • You will choose 2 of the countries we have studied in Latin America and write a Compare/Contrast Essay detailing the similarities and differences in their paths towards independence.
  • In your essay you should include, compare and contrast the following: brief historical background of each country, motivations behind and roots of independence, how was independence achieved, the aftermath of independence, and a critical analysis of similarities and differences in the effects of independence in your two counties. 
  • I'm looking for developed ideas and analysis, not simply a summary of facts.  Tell me why your two countries followed similar or different paths to independence.  What conclusions can you make about how independence was achieved?
  • Formatting: your essay should be 3-4 pages in length.  It should be typed, double-spaced.  You should have a title page with your name, class, date, and title.  Pages should be numbered.  You should include a bibliography with the sources you used in creating your argument.  Be sure to proofread your paper for typographical, spelling and grammar errors. 
  • For more detailed writing guidelines, see attachment entitled "Compare/Contrast Essay Writing Checklist" found in the attachment section of this page.

 

 

 

Internet Resources

Macro History and World Report: Independence in Latin America

http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h39-la.html

History World: History of Latin America

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=nmr

Historical Text Archive: Causation and the Spanish American Indpendence Movements

http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=240

Oberlin: Sources and General Resources on Latin America

http://www.oberlin.edu/faculty/svolk/latinam.htm

Latin American Studies

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/

Fordham University: Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial Latin America

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook08.html

Mi Buenos Aires Querido

http://www.mibsasquerido.com.ar/wArgentina7.htm

InfoPlease: Colombia

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107419.html

Brazilian War of Independence: 1821-1825

http://www.onwar.com/aced/nation/bat/brazil/fbrazil1821b.htm

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Mexico and Central America

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/10/ca/ht10ca.htm

MexOnline: History of Mexican Independence

http://www.mexonline.com/mexican-independence.htm

History World: History of Cuba

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab08

CountryStudies: Peru

http://countrystudies.us/peru/11.htm

The Epic of Independence: Venezuela

http://www.simon-bolivar.org/bolivar/venezuela_the_epic_of_independence.html

CountryStudies: Uruguay

http://countrystudies.us/uruguay/3.htm

 

Maps

Argentina

http://static.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/maps/wg-argentina-224-400x300.gif

Colombia

http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/images/colombia_map.gif

Brazil

http://www.travelnotes.org/Directory/countries/brazil/brazil.gif

Central America

http://www.ciponline.org/central_america/central_america_map.gif

Mexico

http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/guides/maps/wg-mexico-2174-400x300.gif

Cuba

http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/guides/maps/wg-cuba-780-400x300.gif

Peru

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/peru_pol91.jpg

Venezuela

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/cia08/venezuela_sm_2008.gif

Uruguay

http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/imgs/content/uruguay-sponsorship-locations.gif

Latin America

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/latin_america.gif

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