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Curated Lesson- Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny Flashcards | Quizlet

Description: This website defines the major terms related to manifest destiny.
Rationale: I chose this resource because it is a good way for my students to become familiar with the major terms of this topic so it will be easier to discuss later.

Manifest Destiny (article) | Khan Academy

Description: This site gives the basic idea and history behind manifest destiny.
Rationale: I chose this resource because it was grade level appropriate and there were not too many words.

Manifest Destiny in 2 Minutes!

Description: This is a video that overviews manifest destiny.
Rationale: I chose this video because some of my students will respond better to someone telling them what manifest destiny is rather than them reading everything.

Schoolhouse Rock - Elbow Room

Description: This video is a song about westward expansion.
Rationale: I chose this resource because some of my students will remember this catchy, silly song and connect it to manifest destiny.

Masterpiece Monday: Manifest Destiny Art with Printable

Description: This picture outlines manifest destiny and is the visual representation that is most commonly used for it.
Rationale: I chose this resource so that my visual learners will have something to connect the idea of manifest destiny to.

Growth of United States 1707-1853 - Early Republic

Description: This image shows the growth of the united states with the Louisiana Purchase.
Rationale: I chose this image because it gives a context to how much America grew during this time.

Manifest Destiny | DPLA

Description: This picture is another visual for westward expansion.
Rationale: I chose this resource to connect this idea to actual events.

Manifest Destiny [ushistory.org]

Description: This site is another explanation of manifest destiny.
Rationale: I chose this resource because multiple viewpoints help someone to piece the whole idea together.

Manifest Destiny and the West

Description: This site outlines westward expansion.
Rationale: I chose this site for the pictures so that my students can connect real ideas with a visual.

12 Impressive Pros and Cons of Manifest Destiny – ConnectUS

Description: This site outlines pros and cons of manifest destiny.
Rationale: I chose this so my students will begin to think about the impact manifest destiny made on the U.S.