"There they were - dead and scalped - horses gone, and wagons on fire. The Indians had taken all the freight they could use, piled wood under the wagons, and set it on fire.”
This engaging NO PREP reading passage will leave your students with an unforgettable understanding of the hardships faced by settlers during westward expansion. The information sheet briefly introduces the harsh environment of the Great Plains and gives students primary source stories that will grab their attention. After reading, students will complete the response worksheet that contains multiple choice and short answer questions. Works well as a quick textbook free in-class activity, homework, or sub plans. Just print and go!
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Westward Expansion Unit Bundle
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American Imperialism/Spanish-American War Unit BUNDLE
Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage and Worksheet
The Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage
Astonishing Westward Expansion primary source reading passage BUNDLE
Westward Expansion Primary Source Reading Passage BUNDLE
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Power to the Students – Differentiation Activity Bundle
Check out this gripping story of Hoboes during the Great Depression. This primary source account with response questions will leave your students with an unforgettable understanding of the Depression Era.
Hoboes during the Great Depression Activity
You and your students will love this American Indians Stations Activity!
American Indians Stations Activity
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Theodore Roosevelt Stations Activity
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WWII - Invasion of Poland Reading Passage
Astonishing reading passage of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - the worst shark attack in history!
Sinking of the USS Indianapolis - The Worst Shark Attack in History
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Bataan Death March Reading Passage
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