Your students will analyze John Gast's painting "American Progress". This is an awesome painting that helps students understand how and why Americans were destined to create a country that spanned from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The graphic organizer directs students through the analyzation process of this amazing painting. Students give their observations about the people, the animals, and the objects within the painting. The question at the end of the organizer asks them to discuss how the painting reflects the definition of manifest destiny - which is included at the top of the organizer.
Included is a powerpoint image of the painting and definition that you can project for better viewing.
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