Westward Expansion DIGITAL Interactive Notebook American History

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Amy Mezni - Teaching Ideas 4u
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
234 plus Google Forms
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Western Expansion Digital Interactive Notebook Unit

This resource is an Western Movement Interactive Notebook for upper elementary. This resource covers many topics in U.S. history, including the Louisiana Purchase, the Industrial Revolution, and pioneers. Included are maps, graphic organizers, and other note taking pieces. The file is 234 pages long and includes a complete answer key and a unit assessment.

Please note, this unit includes the same activities as my best-selling Western Expansion Interactive Notebook, but these graphic organizers are digital. Teachers may want to use both versions with students to meet different needs.

Digital pages can be used without cutting or gluing. The graphic organizers can also be printed to use as note sheets. The answer keys can also be printed for students with IEPs requiring written notes.

There are 71 colored graphic organizers, and those same organizers are also included in black and white. The answer key is included, and it is written on the black and white organizers so that teachers can print them for students with printed notes in their IEPs.

Two unit assessments are included in Google Forms. The assessments are also included in the PDF, so teachers can choose which one to use.

The topics and questions are not editable. The answers in the answer key are editable, so teachers can edited them to fit the resource or textbook they have.

The organizers have text boxes placed on top of them, so they are ready for student use.

Topics covered in this product include:

  • Essential Questions Prompts
  • Integrating Information
  • Primary Sources: Newspapers
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Corps of Discovery
  • Sacagawea
  • Zebulon Pike
  • Vocabulary: pioneer expedition, interpreter
  • Embargo Act
  • War of 1812
  • Adams-Onis Treaty
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Vocabulary: neutral, impressment
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Eli Whitney
  • Textile Mills
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Erie Canal
  • Growth of Cities
  • New Inventions Puzzles: Pony Express, Railroad, Telegraph, Canals, National Road, and Fulton’s Steamboat
  • Vocabulary: application, stagecoach, immigrant
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Age of Jackson
  • Indian Removal Act
  • Trail of Tears
  • The Seminoles
  • Vocabulary: slave state, free state, Union
  • Mountain Men
  • Westward Expansion
  • Oregon Trail
  • Pioneer Life
  • War with Mexico
  • Gadsden Purchase
  • Trails West
  • Gold Rush
  • John C. Fremont
  • Vocabulary Flashcards
  • Chapter Test

Please note that content is not included. In this file are graphic organizers and activities to help your student organize his or her history notebook. On the graphic organizers are topics and/or questions to guide him/her.

If teachers need written texts for their students, my Westward Expansion Flipbook covers the same material.

How to Get the Files

Teachers will obtain the file by using links in a pdf file. Clicking those links will take teachers to an webpage that will have them make a copy of the original files in their Google Drive. Please make sure you are logged into the Google account when you click the links, as it will copy the files to whatever Google account you are logged into at the time.

The files can be downloaded and moved to Microsoft One Note or another online platform.

Teachers have permission to post the images online for their students on a password protected site.


This unit is available in a year-long bundle. Purchasing the bundle saves 20% off the individual cover prices.


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Total Pages
234 plus Google Forms
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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