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U.S. History – Week 18


This week we begin discussion of westward expansion. We will focus on the geography of westward expansion, then talk about the concept of manifest destiny. We will move into the last week of our semester discussing some more specific aspects of the movement west, chiefly the technology that permitted settlement of the west and the conflicts that arose from the increase of white migrants to western lands.

The Game Plan

  • Research Land acquisitions in small groups
  • Take notes on classmate presentations
  • Learn about and discuss manifest destiny
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U.S. History – Week Eight

Self Assessment #1

Great first week friends! Please click here to take your first self assessment. It will be graded as a classroom assignment.


Greetings folks! Mr. Des Marais here. This will be my first full week with you all and I am excited to get to know you and begin working on some of the substantial issues that our course tackles.

Unfortunately our week is a little off due to NECAPS, however we will be finishing up our video Massacre at Mystic and beginning to talk about European/Native relationships during the pre-United States period.


The Game Plan

  • Zoom- An activity on Perspective
  • Finish up and discuss¬†Massacre at Mystic
  • Talk about Chapter 3 from Loewen



Anyone watch Tuesday night’s debate? You like those jabs going back and forth about pensions?

Then you might like this opinion piece from this Sunday’s edition of the NY Times.


Lies My Teacher Told Me

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