Q3, Wk9

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #27
Unit of InstructionManifest Destiny
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.4.1 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward
expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (Texas Annexation,
Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican
Cession, California Gold Rush, Gadsden Purchase).

SS.8.A.4.3 Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and
groups during this era of American History.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Can explain the causes and effects of the Mexican American War
  • Can identify bias
  • Can concept the concepts of Manifest Destiny with the Mexican American War
  • Write a skit portraying an event during Westward Expansion
Classroom Activities

Day 1



Students use an exceprt of a Mexican and an American textbook to identify bias and learn about the Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War notes

Day 2


Students work in groups to write 30 second skits on a topic of Westward Expansion

Day 3



Kahoot Review

Westward Expansion Test

Assignments Due

Bias in Textbooks WS

Westward Expansion Test

Additional Resources