Westward Expansion

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  • Westward Expansion
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This 45-60 minute lesson plan for middle school is geared to help students answer or accomplish the following:

● Describe the concept of Manifest Destiny.

● Explain the main territorial acquisitions of the United States and when/how they were acquired.

● How did Manifest Destiny affect Native Americans?

● What was Pioneer life like?

This lesson provides teachers with loads of content that includes warm-up activities, class activity, project ideas, and handouts.  The lesson activity will require students to answer several open-ended questions and create a timeline about Western Expansion.

Contributor: Laura Pennington

Pages: 6

Answer Key: N/A



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