Use for teaching the movement westward in the 1830s and 1840s, including the annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War. This four page packet includes:
Part I--How will you get there and how will you keep in touch? (open-ended questions)
Part II--Why move west? (understanding perspectives of various groups moving west & advertisement for Texas assignment)
Part III--Things to Beware Of (fill-in-the-blank)
Part IV--Conflict (questions and chart on the Mexican-American War)
I found this packet helpful because students could keep the information for the unit all in one place, it could be self-directed or done with the class, and it was a great resource for students who were absent or missed days. I hope you find it helpful too!