Lesson

American Progress Perspectives

Lesson Overview

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. 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How can you use space and symbols to represent Manifest Destiny from the perspective of a subgroup affected by settlement of the west? 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5

Social Studies

Acrylic or watercolor paint
Paintbrushes
11 x14 white paper

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Lesson Created By: DonnaWashington