Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail

Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
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Students will love this unit on the Westward Expansion! This unit includes 12 reading passages, organizers, character studies on Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and Thomas Jefferson, vocabulary posters, timeline, map activities, a unit test, and so much more!

Your students will love learning about the Westward Expansion with this creative resource with information about:
✔The Westward Expansion
✔The Louisiana Purchase
✔The Alamo
✔The Pony Express
✔The Oregon Trail
✔The Gold Rush
✔Westward Expansion and the Native Americans (Trail of Tears)
✔Important Inventions: Telegraph, Steam Locomotive, and Steamboat
✔Lewis and Clark Expedition

With Character Studies where they will meet:
✔Meriwether Lewis
✔William Clark
✔Sacagawea
✔President Thomas Jefferson

Student Activities Included:
✔Anticipatory Set with True/False Questions
✔Comprehension Questions
✔Cloze Passages (3)
✔Map Activities (4)
✔Spotlight on Vocabulary
✔Timeline Activity
✔Graphic Organizers (5)
✔Thomas Jefferson Character Mini-booklet
✔Timeline Activity
✔Flip Book (5-Pages)
✔Writing Prompt
✔Mystery Flaps Activity
✔Vocabulary Posters
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Unit Test with an EDITABLE VERSION

✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned

⭐THIS UNIT IS PART OF OUR AMERICAN HISTORY MEGA BUNDLE
AMERICAN HISTORY MEGA BUNDLE

Vocabulary:
Introduce the vocabulary posters with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words on the Spotlight on Vocabulary page or use as a center activity. These posters make an attractive bulletin board in a snap!

Reading:
Next, have students read the passages and complete the organizer for each one. Each article has comprehension questions and scenes for students to connect to the information. Next, read the character studies where students will Meet Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and Thomas Jefferson. The character studies come in color and black and white for students to color. Have students read about these important people and answer the questions for each of them.

Activities:
✔Meet Thomas Jefferson Character Mini-booklet
✔Meet Lewis and Clark with Comprehension Questions
✔Meet Sacagawea Facts
✔Four Maps with Questions
✔Timeline Activity (Cut-n-Sort)
✔Flip Book (5-Pages)
✔Mystery Flaps
✔Cloze Passages
✔Unit Test (Editable Version is separate)

Meets the Georgia Performance Standards for SS4H6
The westward expansion of American between 1801 and 1861:
a. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas, Oregon Trail, and the California Gold Rush.
b. Describe the impact of the steamboat, steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
c. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans (Trail of Tears).

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