Manifest Destiny (An Ideal or Justification)
Tenth graders explore Manifest Destiny and its affects on the United States. During a teacher led discussion, 10th graders take notes. They write a paragraph on the concept of Manifest Destiny.
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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Young scholars 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. Young scholars also design informational...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 lesson, students study the altered environments of settlers and Native Americans, the conflicts between the groups, the...
10th - Higher Ed Science
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Hypocrisy of American Slavery with Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Young historians analyze the words of Frederick Douglass as he considered the contradictions of the United States as a slave-owning nation that celebrated equality and freedom on the Fourth of July.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
War & Expansion
How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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. ...
9th - 10th English Language Arts