Students will learn about manifest destiny and westward expansion through inquiry. They will then create a piece of art to represent manifest destiny using the famous painting "American Progress".
What was manifest destiny?
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Individual laptops to complete inquiry questions.
You may do this lesson as an individual lesson or as a whole group investigation.
- 4-5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of westward expansion of the United States and its impact on the institution of slavery.
- The new century saw the United States transformed by exponential growth through land acquisitions in the West. This expansion resulted in harm to Native Americans and continued the debate on the "peculiar institution" of slavery. To understand the imp...