Panama Canal Debate

Practice your research and debate skills by creating a comic which explains your perspective on historic events.

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Class instructions: You will create a comic (minimum 10 frames) that offers a creative take on the issues of whether the United States should have taken over the Panama Canal zone & built the Panama Canal there. The time period this comic is to take place in is before the Canal itself was built (prior to 1903). We have been reading, discussing & critically thinking about this issue in class, whether it has to do with travel, trade, helping Panama or helping the United States. We have also mentioned all of the benefits & possible costs associated with building it, etc.

Teacher instructions: Have students read, discuss & critically think in groups about whether taking over the Panama Canal Zone has to do with travel, trade, helping Panama or helping the United States. We have also mentioned all of the benefits & possible costs associated with building it, etc.