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Pioneers - A Westward Expansion Unit
*Updated 1/28/14* We are moving west! This is a fun and interactive unit plan that is approximately 15 days long. The length of the lessons vary because your time available each day will vary. You will find worksheets, foldables, sorts, an ABC vocabulary book and an end of the unit assessment.
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Pioneers: Westward Expansion
This book was designed for lower achieving and special education students who have trouble with Social Studies textbooks. It includes the "must know's" from the SC support document for SS indicator 4-5.2 (Pioneers). Each page includes a summary and a picture that relates to the topic. These pictures
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Pioneers & Westward Expansion Lesson Plans, Interactive Notebook, Test Prep
Pioneers & Westward Expansion Lesson Plan Bundle and Interactive Notebook Activities with Test Prep and our new Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson Differentiated Reading Activities! Perfect for a read aloud connection to your Oregon Trail unit! ★ ☆ ★ This bundle requires absolutely NO PREPA
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Guided Social Studies: Pioneers Westward Expansion 5W's and How
Just the facts! Students will learn and explain the who, what, where, why, when, and how of west-ward bound Pioneers. The 5W's and How allow students to process the most important facts about a concept without a struggle. Click here to watch a video about how to get the most out of this unit! No
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Pioneers_ Westward Expansion Expert Text High Intermediate Level Text
This text about the PIONEERS during Westward Expansion in the 1800s is a great way too introduce the topic with your students. This text can be used as a Close Reading activity, an assessment or even as a guided reading group expert text (GLAD). The boxes that made it a GLAD text were removed to fit
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Pioneers - A Westward Expansion Literacy Unit
This print-and-go unit is perfect to imbed social studies into your literacy block or literacy into your social studies block! The resource includes a tabbed booklet about the lives of early American pioneers. To accompany the booklet, there are reading comprehension activities and assessments for
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Westward Expansion Interactive Notebook 4th-5th Grade
Westward Expansion Interactive Notebook Unit This unit on Westward movement in the United States. This resource covers many topics in U.S. history, including the Louisiana Purchase, the Industrial Revolution, and pioneers. Included in this unit are maps, graphic organizers and other interactivitie
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Westward Expansion Vol. 1: Passages
Westward Expansion Vol. 1 Differentiated Reading Passages **UPDATE: Paperless Digital Version Included** In addition to all printable options previously featured, this resource now also features a digital version of all resources included (even student response sheets!) that you can share with stud
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Westward Expansion Unit
This Westward Expansion Unit includes PowerPoint Lessons, Guided Notes, Task Cards, and More! The lessons in this unit cover the following topics: 1. Reservations 2. Movement of the Lakota people to the Black Hills 3. The Battle of Little Bighorn 4, Chief Joseph 5. Battle at Wounded Knee 6. Pione
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Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit
Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit – This creative and hands-on project is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their understanding of pioneers moving west. Learners will create a covered wagon out of construction paper, cardboard, and a shoebox. The bonnet of the wag
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175 Grade 4 Daily Common Core Reading Passages
**This document was recently updated. It now includes 175 reading passages** This document contains 175 quick passages that can be used as students first enter the classroom. -- If you are looking for general daily practice, access the other version of this document-- Click Here To Access Daily
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STEM Engineering Challenge Pack ~ Oregon Trail Challenges ~ Set of Five!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable about themes, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific themes, like the Oregon Trail! This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place thes
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Westward Expansion and the Pioneers Interactive Notebook
This interactive journal reviews Westward Expansion and pioneer life in a fun way. Fun writing activities are also included too! This 50-page interactive journal includes a reading passage for EVERY topic, key vocabulary words, PLUS it includes fun interactive journal inserts. This document is a
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Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion “Westward Expansion” is a Social Studies lesson that focuses on understanding the motivation of pioneers to travel west, the role Missouri played as a “jumping off place” before the journey, and the hardships pioneers endured while traveling to the West. Included in this produc
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Oregon Trail, Westward Expansion Story Book Writing Project & Character Creation
This 151 page set includes all materials needed for students to write a story and publish a 22+ page book as if they were traveling the Oregon Trail. There’s lot of components to this fun and motivating project so keep reading! See the 5 page product preview to see what's included. :) Students
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Pioneers on the American Frontier, Oregon Trail, Westward Expansion 2nd, 3rd gr.
This pioneer study covers the Oregon Trail , the journey, and the role of children. It is common core aligned with comprehension work, map skills, fact and opinion, vocabulary, and hands-on activities. It also contains a compare and contrast regarding today's travel with the pioneers, pioneer chil
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Westward Expansion Activity Poster
Westward Expansion: Poster Activity Westward Expansion..... How the US moved West... Let your students show what they've learned about their studies of Westward Expansion by using this 8.5 x 11 poster. This poster will look great hanging outside your classroom, and parents will enjoy reading them
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Westward Expansion Word Search Puzzle
Use this entertaining word search activity to supplement a westward expansion unit. There are 26 vocabulary words to hunt for and the definitions are included, making this a valuable tool for self-learning. This westward expansion worksheet includes the following words and their definitions: B
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Westward Expansion: Exploration & Frontier{TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standard}
The War was won! The states had united under a new government for the most part, and the population began to boom in the United States. Now the new Americans were running out of space and wanted to expand. To the east was the Atlantic, so people started to move west. Land purchases, exploration, and
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Westward Expansion Activity Poster Project - Pioneers
Pioneers and Westward Expansion Poster Project Pioneers and Westward Expansion Poster Project - How the West moved West - is a fun and engaging activity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the Westward Expansion, Lewis Clark, and the early pioneers! Three separate 8.5 x 11 posters are
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Westward Expansion: Oregon Trail {Differentiated Close Reading Passages}
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage about Westward Expansion, the Oregon Trail and the pioneer hardships along the journey from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students. Integrate American History content wi
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Westward Expansion Minibook & Activities
Westward Expansion is my favorite era of history! Need another activity to prepare for GA Milestones or your state's test that isn't a worksheet? This is a 14 page minibook specifically addresses the key concepts of Westward Expansion. This is the introduction to going west and life on the frontier
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Westward Expansion: Gold Rush {Differentiated Close Reading Passages}
In this social studies resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on the the California Gold Rush of 1848, Forty-niners, pioneers "rushing west", and the general time period between 1848-1855. Save time by adding social studies content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs
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Westward Expansion Reading Comprehension & Fluency Task Cards
Westward Expansion is my favorite era of history! Need another activity to prepare for GA Milestones or your state's test that isn't a worksheet? There are twenty four reading passage task cards specifically addressing the key concepts of Westward Expansion. These cards are utilized in three differe
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Westward Expansion "I Have, Who Has?" Whole Group Review Game
If you are like me, you can always use more activities to review Westward Expansion! This "I Have, Who Has?" activity was just the thing to help reinforce my students' understand the concepts of Westward Expansion. There are 24 cards that specifically cover what the Georgia standards for fourth grad
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Westward Expansion - Pioneer Life {with Scaffolded Notes}
Westward Expansion: Pioneer Life, The Homestead Act, Exodusters, Sodbusters Your students will never be "bored" in social studies again if you make the history come alive! This interactive PowerPoint presentation captures student attention.The lesson includes 20 slides that include pictures, in
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Westward Expansion Task Cards {Scoot}
Scoots have been all the rage in our classrooms this year! In this product, there are twenty four task cards specifically addressing Westward Expansion as found in the Georgia Fourth Grade Social Studies standards. There is a copy-saving answer sheet/recording sheet provided, as well as an answer ke
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Westward Expansion File Folder Game
Westward Expansion File Folder Game “Westward Expansion File Folder Game” is a Social Studies game for 2-4 players. The game is a fun way for students to learn about the hardships pioneers endured while traveling to the West. Students spin a spinner or roll a die to move forward on the board. Each
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Westward Expansion Posters
Westward Expansion Half Page Posters: Here is a great way to decorate the classroom and help your students to learn more about the period of westward expansion in United States history. Each of the 24 half page posters has a colorful illustrative image along with a vocabulary word. Also include
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The Westward Expansion A to Z Book
A is for Adventure, B is for Buffalo! Teach the Westward Expansion through the alphabet with this A to Z Vocabulary Book. Directions: Each of the following alphabetical words is connected somehow to The Westward Expansion. Your job is to describe the connection and give important information abo
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Westward Expansion BUNDLE - 5th Grade Social Studies
Bundle Includes: PowerPoint presentation Interactive Notes for PowerPoint Study Guides lesson plan Assessment w.key Flashcards Task Cards and More. Vocabulary: Gold Rush, Reservation, Entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, Chief Joseph, Cattle Drive, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Homesteaders, Sodbuster, sodd
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Westward Expansion Paired Passages
Westward Expansion Paired Passages Westward Expansion Paired Texts Includes: Louisiana Purchase & Thomas Jefferson Oregon Trail & Pioneer Life The Alamo & Davy Crockett California Gold Rush & James Marshall Daniel Boone & The Cumberland Gap Lewis and Clark & Sacagawea Physi
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Westward Expansion POWERPOINT WITH NOTES- 5th SS
Westward Expansion POWERPOINT WITH INTERACTIVE NOTES- 5th SS Vocabulary: Gold Rush, Reservation, Entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, Chief Joseph, Cattle Drive, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Homesteaders, Sodbuster, soddies, pioneer, Samuel Morse, Pony Express, Telegraph, Great Plains, Transcontinental Railro
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Go West!: The African American Westward Expansion Study Unit
This study unit studies the African American Expansion to the West in the 1800s. I shows how Blacks pioneers became a part of the West. I incorporates both Social Studies and ELA components. Main Idea and Supporting details and Speaking/Listening Skills are the common core standards covered compo
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Westward Expansion Unit
**Full Preview Available!** This product is a complete unit about Westward Expansion in the United States. The unit includes 10 lesson plans (and the materials needed to teach the lesson), a unit review game, an end of unit assessment (including a rubric), a mini project on pioneer life (including
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Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
A fun, engaging mini-project for a unit on American westward expansion! This 10-pg. packet asks students to invent a fake pioneer, and develop a backstory for their colonist through written responses to questions. Students must also create a shopping list for a journey west, map out a trail, write
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Westward Expansion: Research, Problem Solving, Simulation Learning Activities
In this Project Based Learning Activity (PBL) students will form a wagon team to research, pretend to be pioneers and problem solve, and write to explain their thinking while learning about westward expansion, pioneers, and the Wild West. This unit includes comparison prices of items from the time
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Westward Expansion Project Bundle
Westward Expansion Project Bundle - This bundle includes three fun and engaging projects about Westward Expansion. Students will gain valuable researching skills while also developing their presentation, writing, reading comprehension, and interpersonal skills. ABC’s of Moving West– This creati
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Oregon Trail Language Pack: Westward Expansion
The Oregon Trail Language Pack is a curriculum based resource developed to target higher level language skills. It is intended for use in speech-language therapy, but may also be used in resource rooms or for in-class centers based activities. Language skills targeted include: auditory memory / list
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Westward Expansion SCOOT/Task Cards
Westward Expansion: Westward Expansion Scoot/Task Cards SCOOT is a great way to review concepts while students are moving and having fun! These cards can be used as a center, SCOOT game, or task cards. This resource includes SCOOT directions, 24 different questions, a SCOOT fill in the blank she
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Westward Expansion Oregon Trail Lewis and Clark Mormon Trail Realistic Clip Art
Are you looking for the ultimate Westward Expansion, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Gold Rush, Pioneer, Lewis and Clark and Maps Clipart pack This incredibly realistic clipart set is filled with 72 high-quality hand-drawn PNG graphics and includes the following items in color and in blackline. Perfect
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Westward Expansion Study Guide
Westward Expansion - Study Guide The study guide covers the following topics: Reservations Movement of the Lakota people to the Black Hills The Battle of Little Bighorn Chief Joseph Battle at Wounded Knee Pioneer life The Homestead Act Life in a soddie Exodusters Cowboy Life Cattle drives Cal
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Westward Expansion Cloze Reading Activities
Westward Expansion Cloze Reading Activity Oregon Trail Comprehension Practice Gold Rush Vocabulary Paragraphs How do you know that your students are comprehending what they are reading? Cloze reading is a way to assess that! I created social studies and science themed passages as a way to integrate
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Westward Expansion Flashcards
This Westward Expansion resource features 24 colorful and instructive cards with a vocabulary word and an illustrative photo on the front. On the back is a succinct definition. Keep these in a self study center to help kids learn about the period of western expansion in U.S. history. Print on card
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Westward Expansion ASSESSMENT - 5TH SS
Westward Expansion ASSESSMENT - 5TH SS Vocabulary: Gold Rush, Reservation, Entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, Chief Joseph, Cattle Drive, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Homesteaders, Sodbuster, soddies, pioneer, Samuel Morse, Pony Express, Telegraph, Great Plains, Transcontinental Railroad, Battle of Little B
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WESTWARD EXPANSION, PIONEERS- Social Studies Notebook w/ Passages!
Interactive Social Studies Notebooks are wonderful, and fun, ways to introduce your students to Westward Expansion! I've been using notebooking in Social Studies for over a year now, and I love it! My units involve a lot of reading, and even includes mini-books and reading passages! These mini-book
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Westward Expansion TASK CARDS - 5th Grade Social Studies
Vocabulary: Gold Rush, Reservation, Entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, Chief Joseph, Cattle Drive, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Homesteaders, Sodbuster, soddies, pioneer, Samuel Morse, Pony Express, Telegraph, Great Plains, Transcontinental Railroad See Below Other 5th Grade Social Studies Bundles Great De
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Westward Expansion Word Wall
Immerse your class in a the vocabulary and images for teaching a unit on the history and events of westward expansion in the United States. This word wall includes 24 westward expansion vocabulary words, each illustrated with a colorful picture. This westward expansion word wall includes the follo
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Westward Expansion Test and Quizzes
Westward Expansion: Test and Quizzes These assessments are a perfect way to end your Westward Expansion unit! They include multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and matching questions about the following topics: The lessons cover the following topics: 1. Reservations 2. Movement of
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Westward Expansion Study Guide - 5th Grade Social Studies
Vocabulary: Gold Rush, Reservation, Entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, Chief Joseph, Cattle Drive, Homestead Act, Exodusters, Homesteaders, Sodbuster, soddies, pioneer, Samuel Morse, Pony Express, Telegraph, Great Plains, Transcontinental Railroad See Below Other 5th Grade Social Studies Bundles Great De
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Westward Expansion Bundle
This bundle is a perfect overview of Westward Expansion for grades 4-6! If you are looking for a quick segue between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War - look no further! This bundle addresses major topics of Westward Expansion including: - The Louisiana Purchase - Louis & Clark's Journe
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Canada Westward Expansion Clip Art in Color and Black Line
This is a GREAT set for units on pioneers and Canadian Westward Expansion. You will receive 33 images with transparent background in PNG format. You will receive the following in color and black line: Male Settler Female Settler Male Native Female Native European Gentleman Voyageur 2 different T
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