This fun, engaging Westward Expansion activity is designed to reach all levels of learners. The Power to the Students activity is broken into four sections of questions. For each section the students are directed how many questions they must answer. For example, one section lists four separate questions, but the students only have to select two questions to answer. It is their choice, and the students love being able to choose! Differentiation is implemented through the varying range of questions. Students can choose to identify a term in writing, or challenge themselves to create a song or rap about the term. The first time I assigned this activity I was sure most students would take the easy road and choose the less challenging tasks, but I was wrong! I am always amazed at the number of students that choose the higher-order thinking questions. The best part is when we check over our answers and students share their pictures, songs, raps, and skits with the class.
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Westward Expansion Unit Bundle
Need a quick activity to introduce, review, or test prep Westward Expansion / Great Plains? This NO PREP reading passage summarizes Westward Expansion / Great Plains and includes a response worksheet with short answer, graphic organizers, and cause and effect questions. Works well as a quick textbook free in-class activity, homework, or sub plans. Just print and go!
Westward Expansion and the Great Plains Reading Passage with Response Questions
Save time and energy while increasing student learning with this Westward Expansion and the Great Plains Powerpoint and outline combination product.
Westward Expansion and the Great Plains Powerpoint with Guided Notes Outline
Looking for an engaging and effective way to implement differentiation throughout the year? This is it! You and your students will love the Power to the Students differentiation activity bundle!
Power to the Students – Differentiation Activity Bundle
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