This set of activities and reading passages focus on America's expansion westward with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the impact of new inventions like the telegraph, steam locomotive, and steamboat.
10 Word Wall Cards
Cause and Effect Activities
Character Trait Activity
Hurdle or Hooray: Timeline Activity
Lewis and Clark: An Emoji Adventure Story
Interactive Notebook Pages
5 Interactive Reading Passages:
The Louisiana Purchase: Let's Make a Deal
Lewis & Clark: Go West Young Men
Sacagawea: Girl Power in the Wilderness
Acquisition in the West: Texas, California and Oregon
Impact of New Inventions: The Steamboat, Steam Locomotive, and Telegraph
This set is based on the Georgia Performance Standards:
SS4H6 The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.
1. 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).
2. Describe the impact of the steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
Although, they were designed specifically for these standards they will compliment any unit of study about the westward expansion.
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