Manifest Destiny and Its Impact on American Indian Culture
Guided tour—Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fairway
Grades—Seventh end eighth
Students will rotate through a variety of 25-minute sessions that consist of historic interpretations, presentations, and hands-on activities. Concepts that can be covered include: Manifest Destiny: Clash of Cultures; Indian Relocation and Government Policies; Sectionalism and Secession prior to the Civil War (e.g., Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act – Popular Sovereignty and Bleeding Kansas. Students will be working with primary and secondary sources as they learn first-hand about America's struggles during the movement West.
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 5: The student analyzes how territorial expansion of the United States affected relations with external powers and American Indians.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 1: The student examines a topic in United States history to analyze changes over time and makes logical inferences concerning cause and effect.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3: uses at least three primary sources to interpret a person or event from United States history to develop a historical narrative.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 4: compares contrasting descriptions of the same event in United States history to understand how people differ in their interpretation of historic events.
- Standard 6: Benchmark 1: Indicator 2. The student understands the severity of disease symptoms is dependent on many factors.
Cost per student is $2. One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.
Length of tour: approximately two hours.
Number of students in a group: for the best experience, we recommend no more than 30 students per tour.
Registration, prices, and scheduling: Contact the site administrator, 913-262-0867 or email Shawnee Indian Mission. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Other guided tours available at the Shawnee Indian Mission: