Masculine Heroes

What were the driving forces behind American expansion in the nineteenth century, and what were its effects? Scholars watch a video, read biographies, engage in discussion, write journals and poetry, draw, and create a multimedia presentation. There are also three problem-based learning projects, adding to the variety and engagement of the resource. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners use Freytag's pyramid to analyze the plot development of a fictional text
  • Ask pupils to write an essay comparing the Cherokee memorials to the Declaration of Independence
  • Show pictures of paintings by Hudson River School artists and ask for reflections
Classroom Considerations

  • Print the historical timeline and biographies in advance
Pros

  • Provides overview questions, learning objectives, and instructor and student overviews
  • Contains a glossary of key terms for easy reference
  • Includes a list of additional resources
Cons

  • None