This worksheet goes with "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" song from the Professor Presley History Rocks album (song available on TPT, ITunes, etc). There are three pages with this lesson. The first page is a student handout that contains the lyrics to the song with 18 blank spaces in the lyrics. The second page contains the complete lyrics with all of the missing words in BOLD LARGER FONT. The third page contains a word bank with the 18 missing words to help students who are second language learners or lower level students.
This lesson can be used both at the start of the Manifest Destiny Unit and at the end.
To use this lesson simply hand out the fill in the blank worksheets. Then play the song on a stereo or project the video on an overhead screen from the interntet (this video on youtube made by a student has over 11,000 plays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGXgI-hmnf0). The song is a fast, high energy song so it isn't always easy for students to get all of the missing words. The teacher can play the song twice if needed, and as the students go over the lyrics the instructor can add details and give insight into the topics of the song.