Eleventh graders brainstorm a list of characteristics of adolescence. They use selected websites and draw a parallel between the characteristics of adolescence and the characterisitcs of Romanticism, as seen in visual art and literature.
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Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Western Expansion lesson plan, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
This Land is my Land-Westward Expansion During Reconstruction
Students analyze policies regarding Native American territories during Westward Expansion. In this Reconstruction lesson, students research primary and secondary sources pertaining to the transfer of Native American land. Students take...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Western Civilizations, Chapter 21: What is a Nation? Territories, States, and Citizens
An interactive timeline gives scholars a chronological look at western civilization, just one of many fantastic learning strategies included in this online resource. Although designed to accompany a text, the site stands on its own. This...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History