AP US History / APUSH - Research Project - Unit 5 - Manifest Destiny

Product Description

Updated for the 2019 changes! Make your classroom more fun and engaging as students complete a nuanced activity to research and grapple with historical topics. The content focuses on Unit 5, specifically early-mid 19th-century American expansion. The project covers Unit Guide Learning Objectives 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3.

This is just one of the many activities I use to help my students pass at rate of 80%-90% each year. The materials are ready to use. Simply read the instructions, print, and go!


  • A comprehensive overview of the activity
  • A detailed set of teacher instructions for activity guidance
  • A detailed set of instructions and materials for students
  • A detailed project rubric for teacher and students
  • Competitive incentives for students
  • Options for adapting the project to various classes
  • A teacher key for peer discussion and guided classroom discussion

Topics Covered

  • Louisiana Purchase and Louis & Clark
  • Mexican-American War
  • Adams-Onis Treaty
  • Manifest Destiny

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Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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