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U.S. History – Week 19


This is the last full week of the semester! Unfortunately, my time with the class is coming to an end, however the good news is that Mr. Henchen will be back soon! Next week are our midterms and semester two begins on January 22. This week’s focus will be on some of motivating factors and conflicts arising from America’s expansion westward.


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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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