Manifest Destiny

Westward Expansion Resources

Manifest DestinyTeach westward expansion, the Oregon Trail, the trail of tears, and Manifest destiny with these resources.

Oregon Trail – Google Earth

Take your students on a virtual tour of the Oregon Trail.  If you haven’t ever used Google Earth in your classroom, you can learn more about this wonderfully interactive technology resource at mmacfadden.com/google-earth.

Video Resources

  • Manifest Destiny: brief documentary

  • Manifest Destiny: educational rap by MC LaLa

  •  The Trail of Tears: as told by country music legend Johnny Cash.