Easel by TpT
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  

Westward Expansion Stations, Annotated Timeline,Graphic Organizer & Map Activity

Grade Levels
7th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
17 pages
List Price:
You Save:
List Price:
You Save:
Share this resource
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).


Now can be used with interactive Google Map! This is a comprehensive mini-bundle with tons of options to fit your personal style and class level.

Teachers can choose from two printable student-centered instructional choices: an annotated timeline or stations. Students fill out a graphic organizer and complete a map activity with either option. The information covered includes:

the Mexican Cession, Gadsden Purchase, Oregon Country, Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, Spanish Cession, and the Land Above the Louisiana Purchase.

At the end of the activity, a further Common Core writing option is for students to create a paragraph by organizing the information in a Manifest Destiny Pre-Write. The thesis statement is provided for them and the template has places to cite their evidence from the notes.

This 17-page activity includes:

▶️ A three page annotated timeline informational text source

▶️ A cloze note graphic organizer that has students fill-in-blanks and shade in a map of each territory acquired

▶️ 8 reading stations broken up by territory

▶️ A stations one-page graphic organizer

▶️ A writing guide for a pre-formatted Westward Expansion paragraph

▶️ An interactive Google map with the same information as the timeline and stations!

Check out this FREE Western Expansion Map that goes perfectly with the graphic organizers in this resource bundle. It's outstanding for a Google Classroom or a distance learning classroom.


***SAVE BIG! You can buy a bundle of Common Core resources including this product at Westward Expansion Notes, Activity and Resource Bundle. These resources are versatile and Common Core!***


Terms of Use ☺

©Instructomania, Inc. All rights reserved by Tony and Erika Pavlovich. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are a teacher, principal or district interested in purchasing several licenses, TPT now offers multiple license options.

About Instructomania with Mr. & Mrs. P:

US History includes content-rich, primary source-driven United States history lessons and activities. Students use critical thinking, in our skill-based lessons that have students analyze historical documents, charts, and primary resources. Our U.S. History units are also key concept based. Students analyze the growth and challenges faced by the United States through the use of the key concepts of federalism, republicanism government, diversity, territorial expansion, rights and liberties, labor systems, and economy. A common theme throughout our lessons is that students support claims with evidence from secondary and primary source text.

Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up