Westward Expansion Unit
This Westward Expansion Unit is loaded with Informational Text and Activities for Events, Battles, and Important People. It has so much to offer including maps, a project, Westward Expansion Test with a Study Guide, and so much more!
Each Westward Expansion Event has Informational Text and an activity presented in chronological order:
★ Daniel Boone
★ Westward Expansion: Northwest Ordinance
★ Westward Expansion: Louisiana Purchase
★ Lewis and Clark- Thomas Jefferson
★ Seminole Wars
★ Westward Expansion: Acquisition of Florida
★ Santa Fe Trail
★ Indian Removal Act
★ Battle of the Alamo
★ Trail of Tears
★ Oregon Trail
★ Manifest Destiny
★ California Trail
★ Westward Expansion: Annexation of Texas
★ Mormon Trail
★ Oregon Treaty
★ Oregon Fever
★ Westward Expansion: Mexican Cession
★ Gold Rush
★ Westward Expansion: Gadsden Purchase
★ Pony Express
★ Pacific Railroad Act
What is included?
✓ Westward Expansion Lesson plans
✓ Suggested Book List- although not needed.
✓ Cover Page
✓ Informational text
✓ Westward Expansion Maps
✓ Primary Sources
✓ Graphic Organizers
✓ Westward Expansion Projects (Lewis and Clark Choice Bingo, Westward Trails Foldable, Advertisement, End of Unit Collage)
✓ Cute bulletin board activities
✓ Study guide
✓ Westward Expansion Test (Matching, Multiple Choice, Open-Ended Questions)
★ ★ PLUS GOING WEST HISTORICAL FICTION JOURNAL PROJECT
★ ★ PLUS INFORMATIONAL TEXT 1/2 page BOOKLETS!!!
★ ★ A STUDENT VERSION WAS ADDED. IT IS BEST USED WHEN STUDENTS HAVE THEIR OWN TABLET OR DEVICE! SEND THEM THE PDF! (Be careful not to put them on a public website. For copyright purposes, websites need to be password protected)
What skills are covered in this Westward Expansion Unit?
★ Text Evidence
★ Cause and Effect
★ Compare and Contrast
★ Chronological Order
★ Notice, Think, Wonder
★ Context Clues
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