Why Lesson Planet?
Find quality lesson planning resources, fast!
Share & remix collections to collaborate.
Organize your curriculum with collections. Easy!
Have time to be more creative & energetic with your students!
Students explore, explain and experience the importance of good character traits in everyday life by assessing the challenging journeys traveled on the Oregon Trail. They study the daily accounts of perseverance and courage along the trail.
9 Views 14 Downloads
Who is Who in the Old West
Students use primary sources to identify those who impacted the Old West. In this American West lesson, students research the contributions of miners, ranchers, Native Americans, Chinese, African Americans, and railroad builders in the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Settling the West: Westward Expansion
Third graders study Westward Expansion of the US using texts, trade books, biographies, and Internet research to determine how land was used by the settlers. They compare the different routes that the settlers used to move west. They...
3rd English Language Arts
Deserts, Plains, and Mountains; oh my! Westward Migration
Fourth graders explore the early U.S. west. In 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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts