Deserts, Plains, and Mountains; oh my! Westward Migration
Fourth graders explore the early U.S. west. For this westward migration lesson, 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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Stamp Stories of Westward Expansion
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,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
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...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Guide for Using Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey in the Classroom
Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey are the focus of a teaching guide that provides a vast array of materials, activities, and teaching ideas. A must-have resource for classrooms that use these award-winning novels.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts