Students review Westward Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War by first completing a map activity on 7 major continental territories acquisitions with a few related academic components. Then the students complete a creative activity where they put themselves in 1840 and answer 6 questions about their journey from New York City to San Francisco. A rubric is included but the points values are blank to accommodate your own grading systems. This would be great for a sub!
Sample questions for the 3rd part of the activity include:
-What are the 5 most important things to bring on your journey and why?
-What are 5 dangers you experience along the way?
-Describe 3 positive adventures/encounters you have on your journey.
This would best be accompanied by these items:
Mexican-American War Review Activity
Mexican American War Letter to the Editor
President Polk Review Activity
Consider the bundle to save!
Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion Bundle
US History Map Bundle
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