Is wanting more a good thing? Help your students understand that the constant need for growth has economic, social and political implications with this fun and informative two day lesson.
*Day by day guide with instructions, guiding questions, set up suggestions and a list of "to do's."
*Warm ups for each day (One is a mapping activity that ask them to make a mnemonic device, the other has them analyze a painting.)
*Background readings about the time period and the trails westward.
*Flow Map that simplifies the reading, and it can be used to help students categorize economic, political and social reasons for westward expansion.
*6 stations of maps with different data from the Pre-Civil War time period for students to make observations and generalizations.
*Also included is a chart or data collection
*Debriefing questions that wrap up the entire unit.
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