This is an 11 page interactive and visually appealing reading guide for a Georgia Studies unit on westward expansion. It is meant as an overview of the basic information needed and is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards. Throughout the story, students will be prompted to answer questions, making inferences, study maps, or simply to define a vocabulary word or event
Topics included in the reading guide are: Treaty of Paris 1783, Manifest Destiny, Headright System, Yazoo Act of 1795, Yazoo Land Fraud, Georgia's Land Lottery, camp meetings and circuit riders, Georgia life in the 1800s, establishment of UGA, Georgia's 5 capitals, War of 1812, cotton gin, mechanical reaper, transportation modes of the 1800s, as well as Terminus (city of Atlanta).
Included is a a 2 page student handout and a key.My students often comment that these reading guides help aid their understanding of the content in an simplistic and interesting way!
Check out the companion reading guide called: Indian Removal, a Georgia Perspective. It is also aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards and contains events leading up to the Trail of Tears, and the significant Georgians who were a part of this time period.