Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

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Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit culminates in an essay assignment, supported by concrete details and evidence from primary and secondary sources provided in the resource, on the causes of rapid territorial expansion of the United States in the 1840s.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should already be familiar with how to read primary and secondary source material, as this unit is primarily based on the more advanced skill of using several documents as evidence to answer a guiding question
  • There are a few primary source analysis worksheets included that would serve as a great opportunity for guided instruction
Pros

  • All handouts and activity sheets included
  • Excellent selection of unit materials, from maps and rubrics to primary and secondary source analysis worksheets
  • Includes copies of primary and secondary texts with vocabulary reading supports
Cons

  • Instructional steps are fairly general for each of the lessons in the unit