Reading social studies content on American westward expansion and growth for fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh-grade students or remedial activities for older students- There are 28 pages of informational reading on the American westward expansion, inventions, and growth. In addition, there are: related 23 vocabulary words with flash cards, multiple-choice quizzes, two writing extension activities, two vocabulary matching activities, answer keys, a map activity, Fun Fact pages, and two cause and effect activities. The reading activities are also available in an interactive web-based format at: Reading-SocialStudiesSolutions.com. This lesson is designed to align with the following Common Core standards: RF.4.3, 4; ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10; And Writing.W.4.1, 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9. It also aligns with the following Georgia State Standard: SS4H6; License to copy these materials is permitted for the classes of one teacher.