Everything you need to understand or teach In Our Image by Stanley Karnow.
The connection between the United States and the Philippines is both long lasting and complex. Since taking the Philippines as a "prize" in the Spanish American war, the U.S. has strayed from seeing the island nation as a conquest to be exploited, a guilty secret to be fixed, and a valuable strategic asset to be kept at any cost. The Filipino perception of the United States has also changed from occupying nation to protector over the years. Many famed historical leaders have found their lives inexorably linked to the Philippines. A partial list includes General Douglas MacArthur, William McKinley, William Robert Taft, explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and Teddy Roosevelt. The love/hate relationship between the two countries is explained in fascinating detail.
The Philippines are discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 and claimed in the name of Spain. Magellan becomes entangled in a battle between native tribes...
In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines Lesson Plans contain 141 pages of teaching material, including: