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

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.


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