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This cut and paste timeline activity is a great way for students to visualize the various events throughout Westward Expansion. This timeline can be used as a review activity or can be added to as you teach your Westward Expansion unit!
- 2 page timeline
- word bank
- answer key
This timeline activity covers Georgia Performance Standards:
SS4H6 The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.
a. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).
b. Describe the impact of the steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
c. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans.
I hope you and your students enjoy this timeline activity!