Schoolhouse Rock!: Elbow Room
The song teaches about Westward Expansion from the thirteen colonies.

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  1. Who expanded West and why do you think these people moved?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify significant events and concepts associated with U.S. territorial expansion, including the L...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social de...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the political, economic, and social roots of Manifest Destiny
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the relationship between the concept of Manifest Destiny and the westward growth of the nation

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