Heading West

Students study the concept of the westward expansion. In this exploration of the western U.S. lesson, students participate in different activities that explain economic hardships, jobs, and land opportunities. Students describe experiences of pioneers and prospectors and research the Oregon and California Trails. Students record events on a graphic organizer, write a descriptive narrative, and create a bound book.

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Grade
4th - 5th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Instructional Strategy
Research
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