Lesson Plan

Art and National Identity: Analyzing Painting and Literature from the Era of Manifest Destiny

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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. They compare and contrast how the idea of manifest destiny is shown through the two mediums.

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9th - 10th
English Language Arts
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