Territories of Westward Expansion: Webquest, Research Jigsaw and R.A.F.T.

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Territories of Westward Expansion: Webquest, Research Jigsaw and R.A.F.T.

Looking for an engaging way to have students learn more about the territories of Westward Expansion? Then this resource is for you!

Start with a webquest, where your class can build background knowledge about this important time in U.S. history. Next, students will research one of the territories, including California, Oregon, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida to become an expert on that territory. They will then split into small groups to teach their classmates what they learned in a jigsaw strategy. Lastly, students synthesize their learning through a RAFT writing assignment, a highly motivating strategy that allows for student choice.

Suggestions for use is included, as well as research worksheets and helpful websites to conduct research. Rubric provided.

Happy trails!

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Territories of Westward Expansion: Webquest, Research Jigs
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