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Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America.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 44 Views 181 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 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students discuss the impact of Manifest Destiny on different groups of people who inhabited the West. Young scholars create journals about the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 38 Views 178 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
THE KALAPUYAS AND PIONEERS : OREGON'S MANIFEST DESTINY
Students study the livelihoods and world views of Kalapuya Indians and Oregon settlers. In this Oregon history instructional activity, students study the altered environments of settlers and Native Americans, the conflicts between the groups, the reservation system, and the ethics of Manifest Destiny.
10th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 31 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
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 28 Views 172 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 69 Views 136 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 March of Civilization
Students explore the true meaning of "Manifest Destiny" and where the term came from. In this U.S. History instructional activity, 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
Students 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
Students 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
Art and National Identity: Analyzing Painting and Literature from the Era of Manifest Destiny
Students begin the instructional activity by discussing the causes and effects of the movement west. Using primary sources, they develop their own definition for manifest destiny. In groups, they view examples of paintings and read poems on the topic.
9th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Movement lesson plan, students prepare for a debate on Manifest Destiny by researching print and digital resources. Students also design informational brochures about the Mexican-American War and its implications.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 132 Downloads
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
Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan
Learners examine how Americans justified Westward Expansion. In this American history lesson, your historians will watch a Manifest Destiny Powerpoint presentation and discuss each slide then participate in a class discussion about Manifest Destiny and the theory of "American Exceptionalism.
8th Social Studies & History 30 Views 27 Downloads