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Pages
14 Pages
Subject
History, US History
Languages
English
Product
Digital
Grade
6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Type
Activities, Games
Standard
Not standard specific

Description

Explore the concept of Manifest Destiny through this interactive scavenger hunt, designed to introduce students to its role in the expansion of the United States and the impact it had on the nation's development. Through engaging reading passages and questions, students will uncover the motivations, significant events, and consequences of Manifest Destiny, a movement that did much to shape the nation and redefine it's borders.

No prior knowledge is needed, making this an excellent starting point for exploring how Manifest Destiny influenced the expansion and policies of the United States.


What's Included:
Pre Scavenger Hunt Activity: Determine what students now before they begin the hunt by asking students to complete the true/false statements included. At the end of the activity, students return to this page to find out if what they thought they knew was correct. A place to spark a class discussion.

10 Short Reading Passages: Each passage focuses on one particular aspect of the overall topic

10 Code Word Questions: Students answer questions from the readings to discover the code word they will write on their answer sheet.

Student Recording Sheet: Keeps track of progress and answers, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Teacher Directions/Suggestions: Ideas to help you get the most out of the scavenger hunt. Easy-to-follow instructions to set up and use the scavenger hunt.

Answer Key: For quick and easy reference to facilitate discussion and verify answers.

Post Writing Activity: Extend the learning by asking students to summarize what they've learned. A summary page is included that also includes a list of words students can use in their writing.

How It Works:
Students start at any reading card which you've posted around the room. Each card contains a short passage followed by a question that when answered reveals a code word. This code word then directs students to the next card in a sequence unknown to them, requiring multiple interactions with the text to decode the mystery. Students can start at any card which allows your entire class to hunting at the same time. The challenge culminates in deciphering a final mystery word and 4-digit code, promoting critical thinking and retention of information.

Why It's Effective:
Multiple Interactions with Text: Students engage with the reading material several times, improving comprehension and retention.

Easy Prep and Setup: Hand the reading cards around the room and print out student recording sheet for each student or group

Collaborative or Individual Task: Suitable for pair work or solo adventures, accommodating different learning styles and classroom dynamics.

Encourages Friendly Competition: A race to solve the mystery energizes the classroom and heightens engagement. It doesn't have to be a competition but competition can add a little extra bit of fun to the task.

Ideal for Introduction or Review:
While perfectly suited for introducing new units as no prior knowledge is required, this scavenger hunt can also serve as a light-hearted review, refreshing students' knowledge in an interactive manner.

©MiddleSchoolCafé Please note: this resource is for use by one teacher only. If you wish to share this resource with other teachers you will need to purchase an additional license for each teacher or they may purchase the resource with their own account. May this resource help engage each of your students in the learning process.
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