This is a worksheet designed to accompany the Schoolhouse Rock video, “Elbow Room.”
Students will watch the video and take notes from the song as they listen. Then they will answer a series of comprehension questions to show what they have learned.
A challenge question at the end test whether students can infer from the video lyrics a deeper meaning of the term “Manifest Destiny” with the help of a primary source – the painting “American Progress” by John Gast.
An answer key is included.