The video and notes, teach students the story of Manifest Destiny and how it led to the Mexican-American War as President Polk fought to expand America from coast to coast. It covers Oregon Fever, the Oregon Trail, the annexation of Texas, Polk sending American forces into disputed territory, criticisms of the war, and some famous battles, and the outcomes of the war with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
✅ The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
Manifest Destiny Map Activity
After the video, notes, and quiz, students complete an illustrative timeline of Manifest Destiny and American expansion from the colonial days. They read 10 events and choose 6 that they feel are most important to create their timelines including a short summary, date, original title, and a quick illustration or doodle. Fun, engaging, and helps students build chronological reasoning skills! :)
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