A Power Point and handout focused on the following question.
Essential Question: How did Americans justify westward expansion?
1. 6 slide Power Point: Students answer 5 questions based on John Gast's American Progress painting and compare 2 maps from 1816 and 1872.
2. Handout with 2 primary sources from John O'Sullivan who is credited with developing the term Manifest Destiny. 5 questions to answer on this handout.
I would use the Power Point first and then have students work on the questions.
6 slides and 1 page handout