Now can be used with interactive Google Map! This is a comprehensive mini-bundle with tons of options to fit your personal style and class level. Teachers can choose from two printable student-centered instructional choices: an annotated timeline or stations. Students fill out a graphic organizer an
This interactive notebook includes everything you need to teach a unit on Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny in an engaging way! This resource covers the California gold rush through the Pony Express and Oregon Trail.
The organizers in this resource can be used on their own, or as a suppleme
Teacher-prepared notes show students what is important and how ideas relate, and offer a model for how students should take notes themselves (Marzano et al., 2001). These notes help students understand - through a flow chart - the major events that led to Westward Expansion. These notes also summari
This two day lesson includes a graphic organizer in PDF form for students to complete while the teacher guides the class through a 114 slide Power Point. The slide show includes characters for students to "act out" by reading speech bubbles. Primary source photos and other graphics make this a gre
No need for a computer but this assignment has a tech flair! In the assignment, students will create an informational App for an Ipad. They are totally hooked because IPads are cool, but in reality, it's a fantastic graphic organizer! Students are required to create a small picture icon for categor
Need an activity to help guide your instruction for Westward Expansion or Manifest Destiny? This is a great resource that can be used as a whole group lesson or an individual assignment. I use this in class as something that goes through the whole unit. After we learn about each territory, we fil
These hand-drawn fill-in-the-blank notes provide an outline and overview for teaching Westward Expansion to 4th-6th grade students. The page is designed to organize the broad information from a Westward Expansion unit into fill-in-the-blank notes, a graphic organizer, and coloring page, all in one!
U.S. Westward Expansion causes & effects in a quick reading and graphic organizer. Covers Manifest Destiny, the Homestead Act, the gold/silver rushes, influence and effects of the railroad, and conflict with/impact on American Indians. An answer key is included.
My sixth unit of the year covers 5th grade TN SS Standards 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, 5.05 and 5.06 and is called "The Great Plains and the Gilded Age." I have created this graphic organizer to cover Standard 5.02. Students will complete the graphic organizer using evidence from video clips and online articl
This graphic organizer is designed for students to outline the causes of the Westward Expansion. It includes three separate versions - the first has 6 cause bubbles, the second has 5 cause bubbles, and the third has 4 cause bubbles. Feel free to use whichever best serves your students and standards!
Looking for a simple and effective way to have students organize their notes or summarize a unit? Check this out! (Breaks down important figures, dates, events, causes, effects, and the student must conclude the assignment by summarizing the unit in their own words.) This is also a great way to have
Engage students in researching the causes of Westward Expansion using this set of informational texts.
Research organizers are included for each of the following:
Westward Expansion Introduction
California Gold Rush
The Homestead Act
Stations are a great way to get your students through content that is similar in nature, and a Westward Expansion unit has just that! Use the "COME SETTLE IN..." stations resource for your students to quickly learn about each territory or as a way to do a quick (or long) end of unit activity. I us
I put two flip booklets on one sheet of paper. Have students cut the horizontal lines and after you teach each one, they may draw a picture or write a 5 word summary. The Powerpoint to accompany this graphic organizer is sold separately. "One Less Thing" YOU have to worry about!Check out my website-
This includes two different types of graphic organizers one more complicated and one simpler to help you differentiate between classes. It includes...5 reasons for westward expansionInformation on the settlers perspectiveNative American perspectivePlace to identify examples from the picture (meant t
These graphic organizers were originally created for my SPED students to use for their research and writing on a person or event from the Louisiana Purchase era of U.S. History. My TAM partner and I decided to make it even better by adding a decorative turkey project to it. (You can view the lette
This is a graphic organizer that can be used to introduce or review Westward Expansion in the Gilded Age. It is intended for 11th grade US History, but can be used for 8th grade as well. I print it at 80% to use it in interactive notebooks, but it can be printed at 100% or larger.
This is the Unit 10: Westward Expansion PDF notes packet. Version 1 has individual spaces for each term (significance and effect) for students to fill in. Version 2 is fill-in-the-blank with a word bank provided. See the Unit 10: Westward Expansion Slideshow which complements the packet and contains
After the Revolutionary War, the United States grew at an amazing rate. Many pioneers packed up their belongings and moved west. This unit on the Westward includes reading passages, organizers, character studies, vocabulary posters, timeline, map activities, a unit test, and more! Your students will