For Educators Overview
by Pedro Lehnert
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
The purpose of PBS/KERA's bi-national education project, "The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)," is to provide schools and other educational institutions with accurate, substantive and editorially balanced materials that shed light on one of the most significant events in the history of the United States and Mexico. Incorporating substantial teacher input, the resources developed not only examine the war, but also address the complex issues that confronted the two young republics as they struggled to define themselves and their place in the world.
- Detailed lesson and activity plans that use the content of this site as a springboard for classroom learning
- An Interactive Timeline that describes the events of the war and also shows where they took place
- An extensive video library of clips from the PBS/KERA documentary "The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)"
- Numerous articles written by American, Mexican and Native American historians
- Biographical essays about some of the most prominent figures of the war
- Primary source materials including maps, illustrations, posters and articles
- A list of links to other useful websites on the subject of the U.S.-Mexican War.
For a complete copy of the program, visit Shop PBS for Teachers.
For related lesson plans and activities, visit PBS TeacherSource.