Our Westward Expansion lesson plan identifies key events leading to the expansion and its impact on the United States. During this lesson, students are asked to label different maps with the states that were part of the United States during different years and periods of history to clearly display to students what was added when. Students are also asked to identify which expansion different states were added in.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the Westward Movement and its impact on the United States and identify key events leading to expansion.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10