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Common Core: Social Studies: Westward Expansion Common Assessment

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This assessment is aligned to the task cards. The assessment is based on common core standards. I use this assessment to test my students on the standard listed. This test will be excellent practice for review material for standardized testing.

Included in your download is:
--common assessment
--student recording sheet
--answer key

This will help your students prepare for state testing by reviewing these important skills!!

Common Core Standards addressed:
-SSH46 The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns). Describe the impact of the steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans.

-SS4G2 The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.Explain why each of the Native American groups (SS4H1a) occupied the areas they did, with emphasis on why some developed permanent villages and others did not.
Describe how the early explorers (SS4H2a) adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.
Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies helped determine economic activities practiced therein. Explain how each force (American and British) attempted to use the physical geography of each battle site to its benefit (SS4H4c).
Describe physical barriers that hindered and physical gateways that benefited territorial expansion from 1801 to 1861 (SS4H6a).

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Westward Expansion Task Cards

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