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Native Americans and Manifest Destiny

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Title:

Native Americans and Manifest Destiny

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/native-americans-and-manifest-destiny/ygA3XzpLtuVpFTCH#r

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This collection of photographs illustrates the westward expansion and Manifest Destiny. The images tell the story of the impact of closing the frontier on American Indians' way of life. Be sure to click "Read More" at the top of the collection to view the lesson that can be used with this collection.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
13 ) Describe social and economic influences on United States' expansion prior to World War I.

•  Explaining how the development of transcontinental railroads helped the United States achieve its Manifest Destiny
•  Locating on a map states, capitals, and important geographic features west of the Mississippi River
•  Explaining how the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii
•  Identifying major groups and individuals involved with the Westward Expansion, including farmers, ranchers, Jewish merchants, Mormons, and Hispanics
•  Analyzing the impact of closing the frontier on American Indians' way of life
•  Explaining how the Spanish-American War led to the emergence of the United States as a world power
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify and describe social, political, and economic influences on the United States prior to World War I.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • social influences
  • economic influences
  • expansion
  • transcontinental railroads
  • Manifest Destiny
  • geographic features
  • acquired
  • Westward Expansion
  • ranchers
  • Mormons
  • Hispanics
  • frontier
  • emergence
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Social and economic influences on United States' expansion prior to World War I.
  • How the development of transcontinental railroads contributed to the expansion of the United States and related to the concept of Manifest Destiny.
  • Details related to how the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Major groups and individuals involved with the Westward Expansion, including farmers, ranchers, Jewish merchants, Mormons, and Hispanics.
  • The impact of closing the frontier on American Indians' way of life.
  • The Spanish-American War led to the emergence of the United States as a world power.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate states and capitals on a physical and political map.
  • Describe and explain social and economic influences on the United States expansion.
  • Explain and evaluate the concept of Manifest Destiny.
  • Describe and explain how the development of the transcontinental railroads helped the United States achieve its Manifest Destiny.
  • Identify and analyze the impact of Manifest Destiny on a variety of cultural groups.
  • Explain and analyze how the Spanish-American War led to the United States becoming a world power.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were social, political, and economic influences on United States prior to World War I.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.13a- Identify natural resources and geographic features of the American West, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, and Colorado River; illustrate the completion of the territorial United States on a map; recognize farmers and ranchers as major groups involved in westward expansion; explain the impact of westward expansion on American Indians.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 10
United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
7 ) Describe causes, courses, and consequences of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War, including the Treaty of Paris of 1783, the Northwest Ordinance of 1785, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Louisiana Purchase, the Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, Manifest Destiny, the Mexican War and Cession, Texas Independence, the acquisition of Oregon, the California Gold Rush, and the Western Trails. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the causes, courses, and consequences of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • interpretation
  • Ordinance
  • expansionism
  • Manifest Destiny
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The causes of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
  • The courses of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
  • The consequences of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
  • Causes and effects of documents related to U.S. expansionism prior to the Civil War, including the Treaty of Paris of 1783, the Northwest Ordinance of 1785, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Indian Removal Act Causes and effects of vital events and ideas related to expansionism prior to the Civil War, including the Trail of Tears, Manifest Destiny, the Mexican War and Cession, Texas Independence, the acquisition of Oregon, the California Gold Rush, and the Western Trails.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate points on a map.
  • Describe causes, courses, and consequences of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
  • Analyze primary sources relating to the United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.
  • Analyze key events and ideas that influenced U.S. expansionism prior to the Civil War.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many causes, courses, and consequences of United States' expansionism prior to the Civil War.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.10.7- Understand the concept of Manifest Destiny; identify and describe events of the U.S. expansion prior to the Civil War.


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Author: Ginger Boyd