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Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement

Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement
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Reader’s Theater Pack: Factors Influencing Westward Movement

This Reader’s Theater Pack features 6 scripts that focus on the factors that influenced western migration during this period of US expansion.

Factors focused on include:
Population growth in eastern states
Availability of cheap, fertile land
Economic opportunity (including the Gold Rush)
Cheaper and faster transportation (trains, steamboats, canals)
Knowledge of the Overland Trails (Santa Fe and Oregon Trails)
Manifest Destiny

Each script is written for 2 parts, which allows for quick introductions or review of these important concepts.

A graphic organizer to help students synthesize information from the scripts is included, as well as open ended questions to help students synthesize all the information learned. Suggestions for use are also included.

A great deal at less than $1.00 a script!

Looking for a different reader's theater topic? Check out Rosalind Flynn's TPT site for a multitude of creative scripts! While there, check out her book too: DRAMATIZING THE CONTENT WITH CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE.

Bring history to life in your classroom!

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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