Manifest Destiny: 1810-1853
Ch 13: Manifest Destiny
Essential Question: How did westward expansion transform a nation?
1. When people seek new opportunities, what do they leave behind?
2. What challenges do people face when moving?
3. Why do people take on new challenges?
Key Terms: These names, places, & events should be researched and be a part of your documentary.
13.1: Trails West
Jedediah Smith, Jim Beckwourth, Kit Carson, Mountain Men, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, Marcus & Narcissa Whitman & Henry H. Spalding, South Pass, Mormon, Brigham Young, Land Speculators, Converts, Rendezvous, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, The Donner Party,
13.2: The Texas Revolution
Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Sam Houston, Jaun Seguin, Tejanos, Battle of Alamo, Lone Star Republic, Tejas, Annex
13.3: The War With Mexico
James K. Polk, Waddy Thompson Jr., John Slidell, Nueces Strip, Whig Party, Zachary Taylor, Manifest Destiny, Winfield Scott, General Mariano Vallejo, John Charles Fremont, Bear Flag Revolt, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexican Cession
13.4: Forty-Niner, Californios, Mariano Vallejo, John Sutter, James Marshall, Samuel Brannan, California Gold Rush, Migration, Levi Strauss, Affects of Gold Rush on Native Americans, Peter Burnett
Create a Documentary
Found in two locations
1. US History Main page
or go to subpages
A Changing Nation
A. Must narrate your own section:
1. You will narrate throughout the entire segment of your documentary.
a. This means there is no substantial gap where the audience is just watching a picture, or your self created video,
2. You must appear on screen for 80% of your documentary length
a. This means specifically for your section, & does not pertain to the sections of your groups members.
b. Advice on Recording
i. Act naturally & relax
ii. Carry on a conversation with the camera
iii. Make sure the green screen fills the screen on your computer or the camera you are using.
iv. Edit out all actions which are not part of your documentary...hitting keys on your computer, or
moving to shut of the camera, reacting to something off screen.
v. Practice tough words & names before you record.
1. Will consist of the key points from each section of ch 13.
2. Students will dig deeper beneath the surface presented in the textbook
a. Analyze: Identify motives or causes for Manifest Destiny. [What do they stand to gain?]
i. Common Men, Women, Minorities, view point
ii. Industrial leaders or business owners.
iii. Political leaders
b. Evaluate: Form and defend your opinion on the topic.
i. When people seek new opportunities, what do they leave behind?
ii. What challenges do people face when moving?
iii. Why do people take on new challenges?
a. Students will use the key terms as the foundation of their research and evidence to answer the essential
3. All information & evidence needs to be tied into the essential question.
1. Students will use internet sites.
2. Students will use at least 2 printed (books) sources for their research. [Your textbook is not one of the sources]
3. All information & graphics will be documented in the script and the sources will be list on a works cited page at the
end of the script. (Examples are listed below)
a. MLA Examples: http://library.austincc.edu/help/mla/
b. MLA Examples of Webpages & Articles: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
1. Each student will be assessed on the section they were in charge of.
a. The rubric, which will be used to assess your documentary is listed below. Use this as a guide as you put
your documentary together.
b. Assessment Rubric: http://delmarhistory8.wikispaces.com/file/view/U.S.+History+Project+Rubric.pdf
Time Frame for Project: (This will be subject to change with any late starts or snow days)
1. Will have three class periods to put together your outline and research essential points of your sections.
Wed 2/29/12 to Friday 3/2/12 with the finished outline being due at the beginning of the period
on Monday 3/6/12
2. Script & Storyboard: You will have 3 class periods to complete this phase of the project
Monday 3/6/12 to Wed 3/8/12 with your finished script & storyboard being turned in at the beginning of the
period on Thursday 3/9/12
3. Recording & Editing: You will have 4 class periods to practice, record, & edit.
Friday 3/10/12 to Wed 3/15/12 with the end product being due at the beginning of the period on Thursday
3/16/12. Each group will have to get together before this class period & combine their segments into one.
On this day, and the following day, volunteers will be asked for to present their combined documentary