Westward Expansion: Early Exploration of the West

First graders investigate the significance of Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Sacajawea in the exploration of the American West. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, 1st graders study past events and the significant role historical figures played in the purchase and exploration of the Louisiana Territory through an integral use of geography, map skills, technology, literature, art and music.

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Grade
1st
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
14 days
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Year
1997
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