This BFU is on US expansion into the Southwest, starting with migration to Texas, the Texan Revolution, the annexation, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It looks at the region from a point-of-view sympathetic to the consistent migration of both whites and Hispanics to the region in search of economic opportunity and political freedom, so it includes both the Manifest Destiny narrative while being critical of "the border." My ELL students--many Hispanic--particularly enjoyed this one as it resonates with their experiences.
My BFUs (benchmark focused units) are created for my ELL students WIDAs 2-6, but I also use them for remediation with students with lexiles below grade level--my grade level is 11th grade--and as a general review. They are easy to do, so all you need is to print them out and the students pace themselves. They are optimized for our school's Amplify tablet, so I actually don't print them out. You can use them with Ipad or on computer's with Adobe Reader. These are targeted to keep students reading and answering questions relevant to the standardized tests, so it works well with kids who don't actually read the material.
Please check out my other products! They are under my US History category. I use them in conjunction with the interactive notebook activities on the TPT seller's page Students of History.
OPTIMIZED FOR STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS! PROVEN SUCCESS WITH VIRGINIA'S SOLS and CC.