Westward Expansion Task Cards

Love Learning
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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These Westward Expansion Task Cards are a great way to practice this concept in the classroom!

The cards cover the following topics:

1. Reservations
2. The Battle of Little Bighorn
3. Chief Joseph
4. Battle at Wounded Knee
5. Pioneer life
6. The Homestead Act
7. Life in a soddie
8. Exodusters
9. Cattle drives
10. California Gold Rush
11. Boomtowns and Ghost towns
12. Entrepreneurs
13. The Pony Express
14. Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
15. The Transcontinental Railroad
16. Black Cowboys of Texas

Ideas for Use:

→ Play a Game of Scoot!
→ Use as a Center Activity
→ Print out and Turn into a Booklet (directions included)

This Download Includes:

1. 24 different task cards
2. Two Types of Answer Sheets
3. Answer Key

MORE Westward Expansion resources are included in my: Westward Expansion Unit


Take a look at my other history lessons:

Civil War and Reconstruction Unit
The Suffrage Movement
The Early 1900’s Unit
American Expansionism
World War I {Lesson and Study Guide}
The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression Unit
World War 2 Unit
The Cold War Conflicts
Civil Rights Movement
September 11 Attacks
Economics Unit

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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