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523 reviewed resources for westward expansion

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Westward Expansion Project Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
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Westward Expansion: Image and Reality

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
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Millionaire Game Review: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review the westward expansion, game-show style. Twelve hot topics related to the westward expansion, if answered correctly, will make your class winners in the game of American history. The game is modeled after the once-popular TV show,...
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Westward Movement: Expansion or Encroachment?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a portfolio of pictures and research primary resources to investigate if westward expansion was justified. In this westward expansion lesson plan, 6th graders discuss the effect the expansion had on Native American...
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Westward Expansion Mural: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Thinking

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the art of Thomas Benton. In this Westward Expansion lesson, 6th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature Benton's life and work.  Analysis of best...
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Westward Expansion (1807-1912)

For Students 7th - 12th
For this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Westward Expansion in the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Westward Expansion (1807-1912)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about Westward Expansion. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Life in the Plains during Westward Expansion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine life on westward trails. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, 5th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that complement their reading of Pioneer Girl by Andrea Warren.
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This Land is my Land-Westward Expansion During Reconstruction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze policies regarding Native American territories during Westward Expansion. In this Reconstruction activity, students research primary and secondary sources pertaining to the transfer of Native American land. Students take...
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Westward Expansion/19th Century Inventions

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine 19th century inventions that prompted Westward Expansion. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, 6th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature 19th century...
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Westward Expansion Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
For this Westward Expansion worksheet, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Manifest Destiny and the U.S. expansion into the West.
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Westward Expansion in the Garden

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Stamp Stories of Westward Expansion

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
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,...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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The Not So Big Book of Westward Expansion

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From the thirteen colonies to the Mexican cession, your learners will track the territorial acquisitions made by the United States during eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with this printable booklet.
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Hollywood Squares: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After discussing social and political issues related to the Westward Expansion, play a game to review. Kids answer questions related to statehood, post-Civil War life, and the pioneers. There are nine questions total.
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Westward Expansion and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress Students research how...
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Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny (1)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, learners answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny (2)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny (5)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 12 matching questions regarding Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny. Students may check their answers immediately.
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Westward Expansion Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a nice set of worksheets that your kids can use while studying the fascinating period of Westward Expansion in the United States. Types of worksheets include a vocabulary quiz, acrostic poem handout, reading comprehension, word...
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The Overland Trails 1840-1860

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What led Americans to head west in the 1800s? Using an interactive map and journals from those who traveled, pupils explore the stories of those who migrated. In addition, they see how the numbers fluctuated in response to the push-pull...
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Removal of the Cherokees in Relation to Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny. In this Westward Expansion instructional activity,students examine primary and secondary, print and nonprint sources regarding the removal of the Cherokee.
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Mapping our Way- A journey through United States Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the Westward Expansion. In this United State expansion lesson, students use various primary sources to complete maps of the United States, as they looked prior to and after the Westward movement.

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