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Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion

Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Going West! Writing/Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
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This lesson plan allows students to use creativity and take role of a person in the Early American West. The lesson plan bundle includes eight easy-to-use writing/journal activities for students. You can choose to use all eight lesson plans in one unit, or you can use each writing activity individually.

Creative writing/journal actives cover the following topics:

Mountain Men
American Immigration to Mexico (Texas)
Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto
Viewpoints on the Mexican-American War
California Gold Rush
Ranching as a Mexican Vaquero
Oregon Trail
Mormon Trail

Special thanks for the clip art from the Artventurous Life.

This lesson plan is in the following collection:
American West and Westward Expansion Lesson Plan Collection

Please take a look at some of my other Westward Expansion lesson plans.

Individual Westward Expansion lesson plans:

Webquests
Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition Webquest
Westward Expansion: Manifest Destiny Webquest
Mexican American War Webquest
Oregon Trail Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest: What did it really cost?
California Gold Rush: Discovery to Impact Webquest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webquest
African Americans and the West: Buffalo Soldiers Webquest
Transcontinental Railroad Webquest
Chinese Americans: 1871 Los Angeles Massacre
Chinese Americans and the Rock Springs Massacre Webquest
Sioux/Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Webquest
Dakota Conflict/U.S. Dakota War of 1862 Webquest
Native Americans Western Indian Wars 1866-1890 Webquest
Red River War Webquest: Native Americans, Buffalo, and Texas
Battle of the Little Bighorn (Battle of the Greasy Grass) Webquest
Jesse James Webquest
Cattle Drives, Cowtowns, and the Chisolm Trail Webquest
Johnson Country War Webquest: Wyoming’s Cattle War
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographical Webquest
Klondike Gold Rush Webquest

Worksheets
Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson in Three Minutes Video Worksheet
Sacajawea in Three Minutes Video Worksheet
Alamo Primary Source Worksheet: Victory or Death Letter
Alamo Primary Source Worksheet: Mexican Perspective
Buffalo Hunt 1846 Primary Source Worksheet
Donner Party Primary Source Worksheet
California Gold Rush 1849 Primary Source Worksheet
California Gold Rush Vigilante Justice 1851 Primary Source Worksheet
Pony Express 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Riding the Overland Stage 1861 Primary Source Worksheet
Crossing the Plains Primary Source Worksheet 1865
Transcontinental Railroad 1869 Primary Source Worksheet
Transcontinental Railroads and the Development of Standardized Time Video Worksheet
Shootout with Wild Bill Hickok Primary Source Worksheet
Texas Rangers 1876 Primary Source Worksheet
Death of Billy the Kid Primary Source Worksheet
Battle with the Apache 1972 Primary Source Worksheet
Captured by the Arapaho 1875 Primary Source Worksheet
Battle of the Little Bighorn Primary Source Worksheet
Massacre at Wounded Knee Primary Source Worksheet
A Cowboy in Dodge City 1882 Primary Source Worksheet
Ranchers and Farmers Collide in Nebraska Primary Source Worksheet
The Dalton Gang’s Last Raid 1892 Primary Source Worksheet
Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893 Primary Source Worksheet
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Primary Source Worksheet
Cattle Wars and the Execution of Tom Horn Primary Source Worksheet
Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Primary Source Worksheet
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Primary Source Worksheet

PowerPoints
Native Americans and Buffalo Hunts PowerPoint

Writing Activities/Journals
Alamo Letter Activity: Texas Revolution
California Gold Rush Journal
Going West: Writing Journal Activities for Westward Expansion
Transcontinental Railroad Writing Activity
People of the Wild West Project

Please check out my other lesson plan collections:
Alamo Lesson Plan Collection
Texas Revolution: History and Geography Lesson Plans
California Gold Rush Lesson Plan Collection
Shifting Power on the Plains: Native American and Settler Perspectives
Western Webquest Sampler
Transcontinental Railroad Lesson Plan Collection
Westward Expansion Lesson Plan Collection: Mapping and Worksheets
Native American Lesson Plan and Webquest Collection
American and World History Primary Sources Worksheet Collection
American History Webquest Super Pack
American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)
American History, World History, and Geography Collection (History Wizard)

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The History Wizard
Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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