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Topic: Territorial expansion in the United States, early 19th century 

United States History

 Standard 9.  Understands the United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the factors that led to U.S. territorial expansion in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Napoleon's reasons for selling the Louisiana Territory, expeditions of American explorers and mountain men)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Napoleon’s reasons for selling the Louisiana Territory
     2.Knows about expeditions of American explorers
     3.Knows about the mountain men
   Benchmark 5.Understands the origins of Manifest Destiny and its influence on the westward expansion of the United States (e.g., its role in the resolution of the Oregon dispute with Great Britain, how it led to the Mexican-American war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of Manifest Destiny
     2.Understands the influence of Manifest Destiny on the westward expansion of the United States
     3.Understands the role of Manifest Destiny in the resolution of the Oregon dispute with Great Britain
     4.Understands how Manifest Destiny led to the Mexican-American War
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the short-term political and long-term cultural impacts of the Louisiana Purchase (e.g., those who opposed and supported the acquisition, the impact on Native Americans between 1801 and 1861)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the short-term political impacts of the Louisiana Purchase
     2.Understands the long-term cultural impacts of the Louisiana Purchase
     3.Understands those who opposed the Louisiana Purchase
     4.Understands those who supported the Louisiana Purchase
     5.Understands the impact of the Louisiana Purchase on Native Americans between 1801 and 1861
   Benchmark 3.Understands the social and political impact of the idea of Manifest Destiny (e.g., how it fueled the controversy over the Oregon territory, how it was reflected in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, its appeal to 19th century American industrial workers and small farmers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social impact of the idea of Manifest Destiny
     2.Understands the political impact of the idea of Manifest Destiny
     3.Understands how the idea of Manifest Destiny fueled the controversy over the Oregon territory
     4.Understands how the idea of Manifest Destiny was reflected in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
     5.Understands the appeal of Manifest Destiny to 19th century American industrial workers
     6.Understands the appeal of Manifest Destiny to 19th century American small farmers
   Benchmark 5.Understands the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition (e.g., its role as a scientific expedition, its contributions to friendly relations with Native Americans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of the Lewis and Clark expedition as a scientific expedition
     2.Understands the contributions of the Lewis and Clark expedition to friendly relations with Native Americans
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the impact of the Louisiana Purchase (e.g., its influence on politics, economic development, and the concept of Manifest Destiny; how it affected relations with Native Americans and the lives of French and Spanish inhabitants of the Louisiana Territory; how the purchase of the Louisiana Territory was justified)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of the Louisiana Purchase on politics
     2.Understands the influence of the Louisiana Purchase on economic development
     3.Understands the influence of the Louisiana Purchase on the concept of Manifest Destiny
     4.Understands how the Louisiana Purchase affected relations with Native Americans
     5.Understands how the Louisiana Purchase affected the lives of French inhabitants of the Louisiana Territory
     6.Understands how the Louisiana Purchase affected the lives of Spanish inhabitants of the Louisiana Territory
     7.Understands how the purchase of the Louisiana Territory was justified
   Benchmark 4.Understands the religious, political, and social ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny (e.g., the influence of U.S. trading interests in the Far East on continental expansion to the Pacific, "City Upon a Hill" and subsequent Protestant belief in building a model Christian community, millennialism and the Great Awakening, Republicanism, the urge to keep foreign enemies from gaining control of the Pacific Coast, the belief in America's duty to uplift "less civilized" peoples in the West)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the religious ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     2.Understands the political ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     3.Understands the social ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     4.Understands how the influence of U.S. trading interests in the Far East on continental expansion to the Pacific contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     5.Understands how the "City Upon a Hill" and subsequent Protestant belief in building a model Christian community contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     6.Understands how millennialism contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     7.Understands how the Great Awakening contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     8.Understands how Republicanism contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     9.Understands how the urge to keep foreign enemies from gaining control of the Pacific Coast contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny
     10.Understands the belief in America’s duty to uplift "less civilized" peoples in the West contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny