These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Westward Expansion/Suffrage & Abolitionist unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I included a blank answer sheet students could use to record their thoughts. It is large enough to allow for the short answer. I have my students use notebook paper to save on copies, but the option is there! You can copy the answer sheets front to back.
**How we came to own and important facts for:
~Lewis and Clark Expedition
~Battle of the Alamo
~California Gold Rush
~Industrial Revolution (steamboat, steam locomotive, telegraph)
~War of 1812 (causes, major events, outcome)
~Francis Scott Key writes National Anthem
~Impact on Native Americans
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton
*Facts and comparing the above ladies
~Erie Canal (location and what it is)
~Major obstacles faced
~Being able to locate the major westward expansion points on a map.
~Being able to order the major westward expansion events as they happened
These could be used as individual practice, an assessment, a group activity, homework, or for an early finisher.
I hope your class gets great use out of these task cards!