The Way West video

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Use this History of The American Journey video entitled The Way West to study the American westward expansion during the first half of the 19th century. Learn about the economic and demographic pressures that led to western migration; the development of large scale farming in the Old Northwest; the extension of the plantation society into the Old Southwest; the philosophy of Manifest Destiny and its impact on westward expansion; the relationship among Native Americans, Hispanics, and American settlers; the Mexican War, and acquisition of the Southwest from Mexico. 

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The Way West video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • The Trail West. Learn about The Way West. Follow the growth of the United States from its creation as a new country to its search for stability in a changing modern world.
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  • Follow the discovery of the New World by Columbus and the establishment of new colonies in it by the French and British.
  • Examine the federal government's treatment of Native Americans and the transformation of the West.
  • Watch the shaping of America and its people in the twentieth century through a great depression and two world wars.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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