Westward Expansion is an important part of American History! This BUNDLE includes 12 reading passages, map activities, vocabulary posters, comprehension and connection activities, slideshow presentation, a timeline, BIG-MATS® activity mats, four character studies, and a Unit Test that's EDITABLE!
Your students will love learning about the Westward Expansion with this complete unit!
This SUPER BUNDLE includes:
✔ Westward Expansion Activity Pack with informational articles, activities, and vocabulary posters (75-page PDF)
✔PowerPoint Presentation (66 slides)
✔BIG-MATS® Activity Mats (11x17)
✔Unit Test (Editable)
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There are many interactive activities and learning opportunities geared for second through fourth-grade students with reading passages about:
✔The Louisiana Purchase
✔The Pony Express
✔The Oregon Trail
✔The Gold Rush
✔Westward Expansion and the Native Americans (Trail of Tears)
✔Important Inventions: Telegraph, Steam Locomotive, and Steamboat
✔Lewis and Clark Expedition
With Character Studies where they will meet:
✔President Thomas Jefferson
Student Activities Included:
✔Anticipatory Set with True/False Questions
✔BIG-MATS® Activity Mats (11x17)
✔Cloze Passages (3)
✔Map Activities (3)
✔Graphic Organizers (5)
✔Thomas Jefferson Character Mini-booklet
✔Timeline Activity Kit
✔Mystery Flaps Activity
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Unit Test that's EDITABLE
✔PLUS a 66 slide PowerPoint Presentation with the information for the students to follow along on the screen.
✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned
There are four main activities:
Westward Expansion Vocabulary:
Introduce the ten vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to define the words in their flip flaps. These colorful posters are excellent for a bulletin board display in a snap!
Next, have students read the passages and complete the organizer for each one. Each article has comprehension questions and scenes for students to connect to the information. Next, read the character studies where students will Meet Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and Thomas Jefferson. The character studies come in color and black and white for students to color. Have students read about these important people and answer the questions for each of them.
✔Meet Thomas Jefferson Character Mini-booklet
✔Meet Lewis and Clark with Comprehension Questions
✔Meet Sacagawea Facts
✔Four Maps with Questions
✔Timeline Activity (Cut-n-Sort)
✔Unit Test (Editable Version is separate)
Westward Expansion PowerPoint Presentation:
There are 66 slides included in this product. Perfect for having students follow along on the overhead screen, to use at centers, or as an extension activity.
Meets the following Performance State Standards (CCSS):
The Westward Expansion of America between 1801 and 1861:
a. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas, Oregon Trail, and the California Gold Rush.
b. Describe the impact of the steamboat, steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
c. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans (Trail of Tears).
✔Core Knowledge and Common Core Aligned
► Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
► Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark Expedition & Sacagawea
► Westward Expansion PowerPoint
► Westward Expansion Activities: These BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG Way!
► Westward Expansion Activities: Mini-Unit with a Lewis and Clark Flip Book
► Westward Expansion Activities: A Mini-Unit & Flip Book for INB's
► Westward Expansion Timeline Kit with Posters & Activities
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