Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle

Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
Westward Expansion UNIT Bundle
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  1. Westward Expansion Vol. 1 Differentiated Reading Passages**UPDATE: Paperless Digital Version Included** In addition to all printable options previously featured, this resource now also features a digital version of all resources included (even student response sheets!) that you can share with studen
  2. Westward Expansion Vol. 2 Differentiated Reading Passages This Resource Includes: • 7 Engaging Reading Passages - see specific topics below • 3 Differentiated Reading Levels for Each Passage • Questions + Answer Keys for Each Passage Aligned to Common Core Standards [RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, R
  3. Westward Expansion: Oregon Trail- This resource is perfect for teaching and practicing fluency and comprehension reading skills with Social Studies content. This reader's theater makes integration easy! Download the preview for a free sample of one page of the script. -----------------------------
  4. Westward Expansion: HANDS-ON LEARNING - Many people have less than fond memories of their History or Social Studies class. This could be due to the long hours they were forced to spend reading the dry, dull textbook in class (cue the Charlie Brown teacher reading aloud). Or maybe it is because of t
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Westward Expansion 3-Week UNIT: This unit includes 3-week formal lesson plans (no prep print), 12 leveled reading passages, reader's theater, hands-on activity, hands-on game, hands-on simulation, and set of guided notes.


3-Week Unit Plan (27 pages of printable lesson plans)
*The unit plan is only available by purchasing this unit. Cannot be purchased separately.*
Westward Expansion Leveled Text Set #1
Westward Expansion Leveled Text Set #2
Oregon Trail Reader's Theater

Hands-On Learning Lessons including activity, simulation, guided note set, & board game


The lessons included in this unit address the following KEY QUESTIONS:
Lessons 1-2
•What was Westward Expansion?
•How did the United States have land to expand into?
Lesson 3
•Where are the important geographic features of western United States located?
Lessons 4-5
•Who were some of the important explorers that navigated through the land acquisitions and dangerous physical features of the western United States?
•Who was Zebulon Pike?
•Who was Daniel Boone?
•Who was Lewis & Clark?
•Who was Sacagawea?
Lesson 6
•What are push and pull factors?
•What push and pull factors impacted Westward Expansion?
Lessons 7-8
•What is the Homestead Act?
•Who was able to claim land through the Homestead Act?
•How did the Homestead Act impact the nation?
Lessons 9-10
•What was the Gold Rush?
•What was life like as a miner in the gold rush?
•How did the Gold Rush impact the United States?
Lesson 11
•What was the Oregon Trail?
•What was life like on the Oregon Trail?
Lessons 12-13
•What was the Transcontinental Railroad?
•What were some difficulties faced by builders of the railroad?
•How did the Transcontinental Railroad impact the United States?
Lesson 14
•How were Native Americans impacted by Westward Expansion?
Lesson 15
•How were African Americans impacted by Westward Expansion?
•How were Chinese Americans impacted by Westward Expansion?


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NOTE: Do not purchase this unit if you already own ALL of the Westward Expansion Leveled Passage sets, or the Lifetime Subscription to All Leveled Passages, Social Studies MEGA Bundle of Leveled Passages, or Social Studies Vol. 1 of Leveled Passages.

If you already own one of these passage sets and want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the unit without having to pay again for the leveled passages that are included!

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