Manifest Destiny lesson with Image Analysis Chart and Teacher Guide. 4 page activity centers on analyzing the famous image "American Progress" in terms of learning about Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion in the United States. The activity includes a copy of the image "American Progress" that can either be printed for students or projected to show to the entire class. As well, the activity includes an "image analysis chart" for use by the students when analyzing the image and relating it to the history of American westward expansion. Finally, the resource includes a detailed teacher guide and teacher key of the "image analysis chart" that details how to facilitate a critical thinking lesson on group-based image analysis.
This is an excellent lesson to introduce the concept of Manifest Destiny or American Westward Expansion and to have students practice their image analysis and critical thinking skills.
The activity centers on having students interpret different elements of the image and then sharing their interpretations back with the class to foster collaboration and critical thinking.