This is an arts integrated lesson with Social Studies and Visual Arts. After learning about Manifest Destiny and the subgroups affected with expanding west, students will create a painting of John Nast's "American Progress" from the perspective of their selected subgroup.
How can you use space and symbols to represent Manifest Destiny from the perspective of a subgroup affected by settlement of the west?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Chromebooks to access digital resources.
Acrylic or watercolor paint
11 x14 white paper
- 5-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the continued westward expansion of the United States.
Lesson Created By: DonnaWashington