Manifest Destiny Teacher Resources
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Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America. Manifest Destiny, Texas Independence, the Oregon Trail, and the Mexican War are all featured topics of this slideshow.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 45 Views 182 Downloads
The Oregon Trail
Upper elementary learners study pioneers on the Oregon Trail through a simulation. They will discover the supplies, choices, and modes of transportation while on the Oregon Trail. They also identify geography difficulties, weather conditions, and Native American Indian conflicts.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 173 Downloads
The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 74 Views 139 Downloads
The Brief American Pageant: Manifest Destiny and its Legacy
Frame your lecture about Manifest Destiny around these maps, which portray the extended boundaries of various American territories in the 19th century. Campaigns of the Mexican War, and a map of the Spanish Missions on the West Coast are also included at the end of the slideshow.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 Downloads
Students explore the concept of manifest destiny as practiced in the 1840s. They discuss how contemporary maps of the 1840s influenced United States expansion in the 1840s and analyze the relationship between manifest destiny and democracy.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 53 Downloads
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion activity, students discuss the impact of Manifest Destiny on different groups of people who inhabited the West. Students create journals about the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 38 Views 178 Downloads
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation.
8th Social Studies & History 148 Views 393 Downloads
Integrated Lesson Plan
An ambitious and engaging lesson on the Westward Movement for your students to enjoy! Groups of learners rotate between learning tasks such as learning about the Chislom Trail, Lewis and Clark, and the Gold Rush. A WebQuest is also included into this excellent plan.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 76 Downloads
The March of Civilization
Students explore the true meaning of "Manifest Destiny" and where the term came from. In this U.S. History lesson, students work in small groups and examine specific documents on "Manifest Destiny" then create a journal. They also write a personal viewpoint paper on the subject.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
First Nations vs. Euro-Americans
Students analyze primary and secondary source documents to help them describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and new settlers. Then, students analyze the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives associated with westward expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 41 Downloads
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
High schoolers examine journals and documents to investigate Lewis and Clark's explorations and how they relate to the concept of Manifest Destiny. They consider the impact of modern civilization to some of the areas Lewis and Clark wrote about.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 44 Downloads
Factors Contributing To the U.S. Dominance of the Pacific Northwest
Learners examine the painting Columbia by John Gast. They discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and the role of different groups (miners, missionaries, fur trappers, farmers, etc.) in the Americanization of the West. In groups, they develop a presentation that focuses on the role of individual groups.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion
Students discover how manifest destiny and westward expansion are related. Using the Internet, they research the beginnings of the movement of manifest destiny and how it influenced people moving westward. They discuss the expectations and motivations of citizens settling in the west.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 41 Views 144 Downloads
The Pioneer T-Shirt
Gets artsy during your westward movement unit, studying values and symbols of the pioneers through a t-shirt design group activity. After prior research on Manifest Destiny and the settler experience, groups create t-shirts the pioneers may have bought in the 1840's.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
New Review Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal entries from their perspectives.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Postcards From the American West
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the southwest who resisted relegation to a reservation.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Manifest Destiny and the Power of Perspective
Students examine the concept of Manifest Destiny and the United States. They analyze the Mexican War from the perspective of the Mexicans and the Indians. They write an essay about these different perspectives.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 53 Downloads