This unit is highly rigorous and engaging and explores America’s expansion west. It is aligned with English Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged.
This package is fully loaded with a number of reading and writing strategies, several PowerPoints, graphic organizers, primary source documents, DBQs, painting and image analysis, constructed Response questions, and supplemental videos from a variety of sources, including "America Story of Us" and "The People Speak." AND this package includes level 2 and 3 DOK (Depth of Knowledge) questions, and this unit is differentiated for struggling students and EL students...and much more.
Included (links are below) are 8 lessons and a unit assessment that aligns with common core expectations.
1.) Louisiana Purchase & Lewis and Clark
2.) Trails West - Mountain Man, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Mormon Trail, Donner Party and more
3.) Trail of Tears
4.) Manifest Destiny
5.) Texas Revolution
6.) Oregon Territory
7.) Mexican American War and Mexican Cession
8.) California Gold Rush
Mr. C's History Class