Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act

Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
Westward Expansion & Indian Removal Act
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This packet is full of activities and resources to be used in tandem with a Westward Expansion Unit.

The First Two pages are instructions for a map activity for the Indian Removal Map. Please note that do to page layout, the map is NOT included in this packet and must be downloaded by itself. It is a free download and can be found under my resources as Indian Removal Map.
This activity will give students geographical clues in which they will have to use to map out the path of different Native American Tribes from their starting point to their end point during the Indian Removal Act.

Pages 3 & 4 will teach students the difference between givens and inferences using modern, easy to understand, examples.
Pages 5 through 8 give the students a chance to use these given and inference skills using Gold Rush content based sources. These are hard skills to master, the questions may seem easy to you but you will be shocked how many are answered wrong.

REMEMBER:: If you see a picture of a soldier... the given is not that he is a soldier. That is an inference. The given could be he has a helmet on, has a gun, a military uniform, etc.


Pages 9 through 11 are about the different westward trails. They should be used in tandem with a textbook or other primary/secondary sources. These sources will give students practice identifying push/pull factors in the migration of people as well as identifying problems and solutions.

Page 12 will give students the chance to write their own migration story using the given/inference skills and push/pull identification skills.

An answer key is not included. The Indian Removal map will have a key included with the map download. The other assignments will have varying answers based on their nature.

Don't forget to download the free Indian Removal Act power point to lead into the map activity!


None of the images used in these resources are owned by me. They are be using solely for educational purposes. Unfortunately, ownership usage of these images are unknown based on age and a lack of kept records.
Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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