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161 reviewed resources for westward movement of us

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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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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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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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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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Life in the Plains during Westward Expansion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine life on westward trails. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, 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/19th Century Inventions

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine 19th century inventions that prompted Westward Expansion. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, 6th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature 19th century...
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Westward Expansion Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
For this Westward Expansion worksheet, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Manifest Destiny and the U.S. expansion into the West.
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Hollywood Squares: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After discussing social and political issues related to the Westward Expansion, play a game to review. Kids answer questions related to statehood, post-Civil War life, and the pioneers. There are nine questions total.
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Stamp Stories of Westward Expansion

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What a fantastic project idea for discussing not only the history of America's expansion into the West, but for reviewing any major unit of history in your class. Pupils build stamp collections to visually represent themes of the unit,...
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Removal of the Cherokees in Relation to Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity,students examine primary and secondary, print and nonprint sources regarding the removal of the Cherokee.
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Mapping our Way- A journey through United States Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the Westward Expansion. In this United State expansion lesson, 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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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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Westward Expansion Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do you need when you're teaching a lesson on Westward Expansion? A vocabulary review list! Slides contain 20 terms that range from the Santa Fe Trail and Davey Crockett to the Vigilance Committee and the Oregon Trail. 
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Westward Expansion of the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How did early American pioneers decide what to take with them on their journeys, and what was their traveling experience like? Here you'll find a collection of activities to help you explore Westward Expansion with your young learners.
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Westward Expansion

For Teachers 8th
Grab the popcorn and take a seat for a Hollywood premier! Eighth graders grasp the concepts behind Westward Expansion and create engaging videos by working through a set of 18 engaging tasks. They also hone their technology, social...
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Map Reading: Where Am I?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify specific places in the western U.S. using latitude and longitude. They research westward migration, explore maps on various websites, and compare/contrast longitude and latitude on the Eastern U.S. map.
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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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Jeopardy Review Game: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Westward ho! Make your history review session fun and engaging with a Jeopardy!-style presentation. Learners select questions about the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and expansion across the North American continent.
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Deserts, Plains, and Mountains; oh my! Westward Migration

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the early U.S. west. In this westward migration lesson plan, 4th graders participate in 6 classroom activities that require them to research and experience the westward expansion of the United States.
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Balance of Nature and the Westward Movement

For Teachers 1st
In this U.S. history lesson, 1st graders study the westward expansion movement of the mid-1800's. Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast a modern road trip to the methods of travel in the days of the wagon trains. There...
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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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Integrated Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
An ambitious and engaging lesson on the Westward Movement for your students to enjoy! Groups of learners rotate between learning tasks such as learning about the Chislom Trail, Lewis and Clark, and the Gold Rush. A WebQuest is also...
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Westward Expansion- How U.S. took possession of its land areas and effects on natives when settled

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use textbooks and other resources to understand the westward expansion of the US and the influences and effects that it had on American culture.
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A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)

For Teachers 10th - 11th
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners...