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Manifest Destiny and Expansion Westward

Mr. Towne's American History 1 students 3rd and 4th block students engaged in a round robin discussion concerning various topics dealing with the concept of Manifest Destiny and expansion westward.  Topics included the Transcontinental Railroad, Gold Rush, Women of the West, Outlaws, Lawmen, Pony Express, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Buffalo Soldiers, Exodusters, and the Open Range.  Students discovered information about each area and contributed to a class presentation using large sticky notes and the ever popular sketch smelly markers.