Here's a great reading comprehension packet that gives a great overview of Westward Expansion. It includes comprehension and critical thinking questions. These can be used as classwork or homework reading exercises. The five topics include: Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, Manifest Destiny/Monroe Doctrine, Trail of Tears and California Gold Rush. This packet also includes an answer sheet, main idea and supporting details sheet and a sheet for students to take organized notes.
See other reading packets that are available in my store (including Colonial History, Causes of Revolution, Revolution to Constitution, and Causes of Civil War).
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