Do you need a comprehensive and engaging lesson on the Westward Expansion and its influence on the founding of America? This is the activity you've been looking for!
This "Westward Expansion" activity includes:
1) A document based activity that assess your students's comprehension of Westward Expansion and the reasons why Americans chose to move west. Your students will examine a primary source painting by John Gast to help them understand westward migration. Following that, the students will examine quotes by John O’Sullivan which explain the motives for American migration.
2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.
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