In this Common-core aligned lesson, students are introduced to the concept of manifest destiny by analyzing various primary sources.
Students begin by analyzing a painting on their own and then add to their notes during a class discussion.
Then students analyze primary sources showing opposing viewpoints relating to the issue of manifest destiny.
After answering questions about the primary sources, students conclude the lesson by voicing their own opinion about manifest destiny.
The lesson is extended with a choice homework assignment. A teacher answer key and power point presentation is included.