Showing posts with label Manifest Destiny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manifest Destiny. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Story of the United States Told in 141 Interactive Maps

Manifest Destiny - The Story of The U.S. Told in 141 Maps is a great website developed by Michael Porath. As you probably guessed from the title of this blog post, the site features 141 interactive maps chronicling the expansion of the United States from March 1789 to August 1959. When you click on any of the maps you will see the new territories acquired in that year and month. Each map is accompanied by a brief description of how the new territories were acquired.

Applications for Education
If you're creating a website or an interactive ebook to supplement or replace the textbooks in your U.S. History curriculum, Manifest Destiny - The Story of The U.S. Told in 141 Maps is a resource that I highly recommend including. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mission U.S. Expands to Offer Another Interactive Journey Through American History

Mission U.S. is a popular series of educational games about U.S. History. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo I just learned that the latest installment of Mission U.S. is now available. The latest installment is titled A Cheyenne Odyssey.

A Cheyenne Odyssey focuses on Northern Cheyenne life in 1866 through 1876. A brief prologue introduces the era and a short epilogue continues the story into the 20th Century. In the game students take on the role of a young Northern Cheyenne boy named Little Fox. Throughout the game Little Fox has to make choices that can impact his future. As students move through the game there are moments that get paused to allow students to read and learn about how Northern Cheyenne life was impacted by westward expansion of the United States.


Applications for Education
The Mission U.S. games are available to use in a web browser. The games are also available as Android and iPad apps. The Mission U.S. website offers an educators section that includes printable lists of vocabulary terms, writing prompts, and post-game discussion prompts.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Manifest Destiny in 141 Interactive Maps

Manifest Destiny - The Story of The U.S. Told in 141 Maps is a fantastic website developed by Michael Porath. As the title implies the site features 141 interactive maps chronicling the expansion of the United States from March 1789 to August 1959. When you click on any of the maps you will see the new territories acquired in that year and month. Each map is accompanied by a brief description of how the new territories were acquired.

Applications for Education
If you're creating a wiki, a website, or an interactive ebook to supplement or replace the textbooks in your U.S. History curriculum, Manifest Destiny - The Story of The U.S. Told in 141 Maps is a resource that I highly recommend including.