This is a one day lesson that helps students to understand the point of view of those who supported the Manifest Destiny. Students will analyze a painting from John Gast (America’s Progress) and two quotes from John O’Sullivan. For formative assessment, students create a new version of the America’s Progress painting from a different point of view.
Students practice Historical thinking skills – Point of View and Historical Context.
This lesson plan is linked with NYS Social Studies standards, however, I’m sure you could add your own.
This zip file includes:
- A classroom printable version (PDF and Google Slides link)
- A Google Slides version for distance learning
- A Google Slides version for implementation in Pear Deck
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