Put an interesting spin on assessing student understanding by allowing them to be creative, too! This Westward Expansion Board Game STEAM Challenge places emphasis on the Westward Expansion of America from 1801-1861.
Students must develop a way to incorporate the following historical events into their board game: Louisiana Purchase, Acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon Trail, California Gold Rush, & the effects of westward expansion on the Native Americans.
This download includes:
-STEAM Challenge powerpoint with challenge, constraints, & materials list
-STEAM Challenge Student Guide
-Engineering Design Process STEAM notebook insert