This bundle has 10 resources for a unit on Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion, the Mexican-American War, and the Compromise of 1850. It includes a power point, RAFTT writing assignment for the Mexican-American War, a primary source analysis, a Westward Expansion review activity, a Spot Resolution speech analysis, a text and image analysis for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Texas Annexation, a Mexican-American War pamphlet review activity, and a President Polk activity.
The Mexican-American War writing assignment asks students to take a stance on the war and write a letter to the editor of their local newspaper. The instructions clearly explain the 6 items the students must address. The review activity is in 3 parts and is best assigned after you cover the Mexican-American War. It includes a map activity, an academic component related to each of the 7 major territorial acquisitions, and lastly they complete a creative activity where they put themselves in 1840 on a journey from New York City to San Francisco.
The Polk activity is a mix of factual, interpretation, and creative tasks from Polk's inauguration to his death and legacy. The speech analysis has 12 questions to answer and the Alamo resources has 10 questions and 4 creative tasks for students to complete. All appropriate answer keys, points distributions, and/or rubrics are included.
To recap you get:
Manifest Destiny Primary Source and Image Analysis
Texas Annexation Text, Image, and Point of View Analysis
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Text and Image Analysis
Mexican-American War Review Activity
Westward Expansion Review Activity
Lincoln's Spot Resolution Analysis
Mexican American War Letter to the Editor
President Polk Interview Activity
The Alamo Primary Source Analysis and 4 Creative Tasks
***there is pertinent information in the presenter's notes of the power point, please make sure you look at them***
This is included in my US History MEGA Bundle 1:
US History Revolutionary War to Reconstruction
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