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153 resources with the keyterm westward expansion

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Westward Expansion Project Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
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Study Guide: The Age of Jackson

For Students 9th - 11th
Prepare your class for an exam on the age of Jackson. Not Michael Jackson, Andrew Jackson. Pupils' focus will be guided by 40 different prompts that have them looking up vocabulary words, cross-referencing important names and events, and...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary learners read about jobs on a cattle drive and the lives of cowboy during U.S. Westward Expansion. They create a "Help Wanted" poster for one of the jobs. After reading primary source accounts of cowboys, they write...
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Tragedy, Triumph, or Trespass?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Did westward expansion really live up to the dream of adventurers for a new life and opportunities for land and resources? While designed for a flipped classroom, try using this resource to evaluate primary sources alongside your class!...
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Millionaire Game Review: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review the westward expansion, game-show style. Twelve hot topics related to the westward expansion, if answered correctly, will make your class winners in the game of American history. The game is modeled after the once-popular TV show,...
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The Railroads: The First Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The move West was greatly effected by the first transcontinental railroad. Present your class with well-organized information regarding major causes, players, and effects the railroad had on the face of an expanding America. Note: A...
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Town Development

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students evaluate how the impact of building of towns affected slavery.  In this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to construct a map, then they participate in a role-playing activity.
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The Primary Source

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research lesson plan, students use the internet to find sources of information . Students describe what information they gained from the document or program.
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Bison on the Plains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text about American Indians. In this migration lesson, 5th graders identify the differences between Native Americans and European settlers who traveled through middle America in...
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Analysis of the Diary of Narcissa Whitman

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the West through the eyes of a settler. In this Westward Expansion lesson, 7th graders read excerpts from the diary of Narcissa Whitman as she journeyed West from Pennsylvania. Students respond to critical...
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What is Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the definition of 'Manifest Destiny' and its importance to Westward Expansion.  In this U.S. History instructional activity, 11th graders work in small groups to write an essay that explains 'Manifest Destiny.'
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, students discuss the impact of Manifest Destiny on different groups of people who inhabited the West. Students create journals about the...
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Westward Expansion (1807-1912)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about Westward Expansion. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Westward Expansion (1807-1912)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Westward Expansion in the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Westward Movement: Expansion or Encroachment?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a portfolio of pictures and research primary resources to investigate if westward expansion was justified. In this westward expansion lesson plan, 6th graders discuss the effect the expansion had on Native American...
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Life in the Plains during Westward Expansion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine life on westward trails. In this Westward Expansion lesson, 5th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that complement their reading of Pioneer Girl by Andrea Warren.
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Westward Expansion Mural: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Thinking

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the art of Thomas Benton. In this Westward Expansion lesson, 6th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature Benton's life and work.  Analysis of best...
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Big Cities and Big Problems: Industrialization and Westward Expansion in America

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore life in America from 1877 to the present. In this American history lesson, 7th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine governmental control of urban development. Links are provided to Library...
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Mapping our Way- A journey through United States Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore the Westward Expansion. In this United State expansion activity, students use various primary sources to complete maps of the United States, as they looked prior to and after the Westward movement.
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Follow the Wagons West!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the U. S. Western movement of the mid-1800's. In this pioneer settlement lesson, 5th graders explore primary sources, read literature, create foldables, compose a written piece, and make a costumed presentation...
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The Rise of Railroads

For Students 4th - 6th
In this railroads worksheet, students utilize resources to research railroad history and find 10 historical inventions, people or event from 1825. Students cite each event and the source where they got their information from. Students...
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Cumulative Review: Chapters 11-15

For Students 7th - 8th
If you've just covered a lot of territory in your social studies class and need a great cumulative review, look no further. Here is a hand out that includes 71 questions on 10 pages all related to slavery, the Civil War, Westward...
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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
For any teacher of American History, The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a watershed event that should be shared with your students. This is a very good lesson on the Expedition, and the events that led up to it; including The Lousisiana...
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Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...