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Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer

Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Westward Expansion Social Studies Mini-Project: Create a Pioneer
Product Description
A fun, engaging mini-project for a unit on American westward expansion! This 10-pg. packet asks students to invent a fake pioneer, and develop a backstory for their colonist through written responses to questions. Students must also create a shopping list for a journey west, map out a trail, write three diary entries about the journey, and write a letter persuading a friend or family member in the east to come west. Includes a grading sheet for easy grading.

Student project packet includes:
- Cover page to name and draw pioneer (1 page)
- Short answer response questions about colonist's background (1 page)
- Shopping List page (1 page)
- Trail Map page (1 page)
- Diary entry pages (3 page)
- Persuasive letter page (1 page)
- Grading rubric (1 page)

Last updated: 7/16/16

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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