Westward Expansion Full Unit: Reading Passages, Activities, PowerPoint & Test!

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Tony the Tourist
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4th - 5th
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159 pages and slides
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Teaching Westward Expansion can be a breeze (and fun!) with this 4-5 week, NO-PREP full unit! With it, you will receive complete lesson plans, a student workbook with informational text, an accompanying interactive notebook (activity lapbook), a PowerPoint for teacher-guided instruction, and an end-of-unit assessment. The student workbook and PowerPoint are also Google 1:1 compatible. Reading and literacy skill building activities are built-in to the student workbook and encouraged throughout the unit You can also buy the Student Workbook as a stand-alone resource- Click Here!

This unit is easy to implement with independent learners and, therefore, can be used in hybrid classrooms, with at-home learners, or fully in-person classes. And as a bonus- your students will love learning about Westward Expansion with Tony the Tourist! Want to make this unit even better? Add an Abolition Movement mini-book- CLICK HERE! You can also add a WAR OF 1812 Readings & More Resource!

INCLUDED:

- A Student Workbook

  • Vocabulary List
  • A Unit Outline with lessons and page numbers
  • FIVE Lessons (*Topics within the lessons include: the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Manifest Destiny, the Texas Revolution/Annexation, Mexican-American War, the Oregon Treaty, Oregon Trail, California Gold Rush, advancements in communication and transportation, the Indian Removal Act and Trail of Tears, the Missouri Compromise, the Homestead Act, and more!):
    • 1. What is Westward Expansion?
    • 2. The Louisiana Purchase
    • 3. Expanding West
    • 4. New Land, New Opportunities
    • 5. Effects of Westward Expansion
  • Reading Passages with Guided Notes
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Study Guide
  • Google 1:1 Compatible

- An Interactive Notebook / Activity Lapbook

  • Completely aligned with the Student Workbook
  • 5 interactive activities
  • Can be used by students independently, for homework, or collaborative learning
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Vocabulary Flashcards

- PowerPoint

  • Provides a digital format of the Student Workbook
  • Great for teacher-guided instruction and read alouds
  • Unit content is not editable, but you can add or delete slides
  • Google Slides presentation also included

- Teacher Guide

  • Lesson plans with Student Learning Objectives and Essential Questions
  • Answer Keys for all resources
  • Unit preparation checklist
  • State Standards: Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL
  • Teacher Unit Prep Check List

- Test

  • Editable Word document and PDF provided
  • 5 fill-in-the-blank questions with a word bank
  • 5 multiple choice questions
  • 5 True/False statements
  • 2 short response questions

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159 pages and slides
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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