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 begin by giving students an overview of the factors that led to Westward Expansion. Next, the notes look at specific land acquisitions made by the U.S. from 1800-1850. Lastly, students fill in a chart with famous explorers of the West. Easy to use and ready to print!