This is a 17 page informational book that can be used as a resource for teaching students about the expansion of America into the western part of the United States. It covers Georgia Social Studies standard SS4H6a.(Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, the Alamo, Oregon Trail, and California Gold Rush) The book can be used in small groups as a guided reading or whole group in replace of a textbook. The book includes a Table of Contents, glossary, and resource page. Along with the book, I have included ideas for journal entries to practice short response questions.
I hope you enjoy using this tool as a resource for teaching your students about American History.
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