This BUNDLE is great for any middle school/early high school American History teacher! Use the resources in this bundle to supplement your current curriculum! Easy way to infuse new reading comprehension activities, primary source analysis, and projects into your classroom! Answer keys included - class notes, done! Product descriptions below! Thanks for your support :)
-- This US History lesson covers the four main reasons that Americans moved west in the mid to late 1800s, including the Transcontinental Railroad, Mining, Ranching, and Farming. This product includes a graphic organizer for guided notes, a SMART Notebook lesson to project, and a vocabulary drawing worksheet. The lesson includes a Do Now where students analyze documents, guided notes, pictures and video links, and wrap up activities.
-- This is a great resource for teaching the Dawes Act to students of all levels. The lesson opens with a Do Now where students compare and contrast two photos of Native Americans before and after the implementation of the Dawes Act. This is followed by guided notes, two multiple choice check for understanding questions, and an Evidence Based Claim (short answer question). Included in this purchase is a worksheet, political cartoon document analysis, SMART Notebook file, and Evidence Based Claim.
-- This is great for students at any point in the Westward Expansion/Manifest Destiny Unit. This worksheet is geared toward all learners, as the first questions requires students to list what they observe, whereas questions two and three require deeper analysis of both the painting and it's title. Answer key included -- class notes, done!
-- This worksheet provides a great visual for the goals of the Populist Party. I used this resource with my middle school inclusion class following a lesson on the plight of farmers and their efforts to find solutions to the many economic problems they faced. Answer key included - class notes, done! This is a great homework assignment or exit ticket as well!
-- This is a fun, yet engaging way for students to demonstrate their knowledge of westward expansion and manifest destiny(mid to late 1800s). You can either have students complete this project independently or in small groups. This also makes for a nice homework assignment.
Activity -- students will choose one reason that settlers moved out west during the era of Westward Expansion (farming, ranching, Transcontinental Railroad, mining), and create a mini poster (I use a large index card). Their poster must include a catchy slogan to convince Americans to move west, visual representations/pictures/drawings, and key vocabulary words from the unit. This resource includes a grading rubric and two student examples (exemplary and average) so that you can model for students what is expected of them!
-- vocabulary review drawing worksheet.