Manifest Destiny Teacher Resources
Find Manifest Destiny educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 259 resources
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 40 Views 143 Downloads
Students 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. Students create journals about the topic.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 34 Views 175 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 11 Views 52 Downloads
Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America.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 39 Views 179 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 9 Views 30 Downloads
Art and National Identity: Analyzing Painting and Literature from the Era of Manifest Destiny
Students begin the lesson 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. They compare and contrast how the idea of manifest destiny is shown through the two mediums.
9th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 16 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 13 Views 52 Downloads
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. For this Westward Movement lesson, 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 42 Views 131 Downloads
Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan
Students examine how Americans justified Westward Expansion. In this American history lesson, students watch a Manifest Destiny Powerpoint presentation and discuss each slide. Students participate in a class discussion about Manifest Destiny and the theory of "American Exceptionalism.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 20 Downloads
Manifest Destiny and the Commercial Conquest of the United States
Students examine the role of commerce in the United States to help fulfill Manifest Destiny. They write commercials that could have been used by the Mexicans or Americans during the Mexican War.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 50 Downloads
Zoom In: Manifest Destiny
Sixth graders observe slides and discuss manifest destiny where obtaining land was and still is an important part of American culture. In this manifest destiny lesson plan, 6th graders answer short answer questions about manifest destiny.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 25 Downloads
Eighth graders examine the United States during the period of Manifest Destiny. They discuss any policies that helped the United States change in size and investigate maps of the area in different years. They also relate the topics back to the five themes of Geography.
8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 56 Downloads
Westward Expansion-Manifest Destiny and its Affect on Indian People
Eighth graders consider how Westward Expansion affected Native Americans. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, 8th graders research the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the Dawes Act of 1897 to determine how the laws impacted Native Americans.
8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 148 Downloads
In these manifest destiny worksheets, students read the definition for manifest destiny and its appearance in America in the 1840s. Students learn about the Homestead Act and study a painting of a depiction of manifest destiny.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 94 Downloads