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Westward Expansion Unit

Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny Complete Unit Activity Bundle & Notes
Grade levels 7th – 10thHomeschool
Subjects:  Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Description

Now a complete unit with new Common Core tests and quizzes! This is a comprehensive bundle loaded with new, common core activities that are guided by key concepts for Social Science. This packet has vigor and fun with tons of Common Core options. 

Teachers can pick and choose from 28 notes formats, Common Core readings and worksheets, projects and activities that fit your needs and teaching style the best. The packet includes:

I. Content Instruction – Notes, PowerPoints, and Stations

The content in this bundle is not just a random selection of activities with unclear expectations. Instructional content was designed with the framework of the key concepts of U.S. history, including geographic expansion and political, social and economic development.

⭐1. Westward Expansion stations or printable annotated timeline notes with fill-able graphic organizer (includes: Mexican Cession, Gadsden Purchase, Oregon Country, Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexations, Spanish Session and the Land Above the Louisiana Purchase)

⭐2. Manifest Destiny PowerPoint or Interactive Stations Activity

⭐3. The Nullification Crisis notes and foldable graphic organizer

⭐4. Jacksonian Democracy printable notes with graphic organizer

⭐5. Jacksonian Democracy PowerPoint; 

⭐6. A complete vocabulary set with three assignment options, a flashcard game and a PowerPoint driven class game!

⭐7. Brand new warm-ups with content rich mini-lessons just added!

II. Activities, Guided Practice, and Common Core Readings

⚡1. A Common Core Close Reading with 3 lesson options: Annotation Guide, Worksheet, Graphic Organizer and Answer Key!

⚡2. A Story of Texas Independence Common Core Close Reading with 3 lesson options: Annotation Guide, Worksheet, Graphic Organizer and Answer Key!

⚡3. A Common Core Close Reading about Manifest Destiny and Expanding West with 3 lesson options: Annotation Guide, Worksheet, Graphic Organizer, Wagon Bumper Sticker Activity and Answer Key!

⚡4. A Common Core Close Reading about Native American in the West with 3 lesson options: Annotation Guide, Worksheet, Graphic Organizer and Answer Key!

⚡5. A Common Core Close Reading about the California Gold Rush with 3 lesson options: Annotation Guide, Worksheet, Wild West News Template, Graphic Organizer and Answer Key!

⚡6. Common Core FaceTime Interview template for Jackson, Sacajawea, James K. Polk, John Ross and a blank template for teachers choice.

⚡7. Treaty of Echota Primary Source Analysis

⚡8. Working with Primary Sources election of 1848 Political Cartoon

⚡9. Common Core Writing Activity for War and Negotiations of Westward Expansion

⚡10. Key Players of Westward Expansion Trading Card and Game Activity

⚡11. The Voice of Wisdom Primary Source Analysis and Common Core Writing Activity

⚡12. America Moves West Map Activity.

⚡13. Trail of Tears: A Birthday Story Common Core Reading and Writing Assignment

⚡14. The Homestead Act Primary Source Analysis

⚡15.Jackson Tweets His Followers Template

⚡16. Westward Expansion iPad Graphic Organizer Activity

⚡17. Nullification Crisis Political Cartoon Assignment

⚡18. William Travis’ Letter to Texans Primary Source Analysis Activity

⚡19. The Railroad Moves West! Primary Source Analysis Activity

III. Assessments and Review 

✍1. Two Part Westward Expansion DBQ (Document Based Questions) Assessment with 6 Primary Source Documents and Common Core Writing. This assessment is versatile with tons of teacher options for a differentiated classroom.

✍2. A Fantastic Key Concept Match Activity, with graphic organizers, a matching assignment and writing guides with 3 options

✍3. Westward Expansion Academic Vocabulary Quiz and Common Core Test- Students analyze text, support claims and infer meaning!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!