Westward Expansion Analyzing Point of View and the Manifest Destiny

Westward Expansion Analyzing Point of View and the Manifest Destiny
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This activity is part of my full Unit bundle for westward movement and expansion! - Check out the bundle for more engaging activities! - Westward Expansion Full Unit Bundle

This is a one day lesson that helps students to understand the point of view of those who supported the Manifest Destiny.  Students will analyze a painting from John Gast (America's Progress) and two quotes from John O'Sullivan. For formative assessment, students create a new version of the America's Progress painting from a different point of view. 

Students practice Historical thinking skills - Point of View and Historical Context.  

This lesson plan is linked with NYS Social Studies standards, however, I'm sure you could add your own.  

This zip file includes a word version (fully editable), a PDF version, and a link to a Google Slides version. 

You might also be interested in my other activities that correlate with this Unit:

Andrew Jackson and the Indians - A Mock Trial
Westward Expansion and the Manifest Destiny
Territorial Expansion Stations Activity
Oregon Trail, Gold Rush 49ers, Mormon Trail Primary Source Stations Analysis
Movement Westward Full Class Game!
Texas Independence - Primary Source Analysis
The Mexican War - Analyzing Perspective

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