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Lesson: Western Expansion


Author: Brianna Delaney
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 4 - 4

Introduction

The students will be focusing on the Western Expansion Era. They will look at the people and events that occurred and what the result was because of them.

Goals

Students will be able to create a basic timeline of events and people that influenced the Western Expansion Era. They will then focus on one person and what affects they had on the time period.

Directions

The students will become an expert on someone from the Western Expansion Era. They should be able to explain the person's life, their influences on other people, and what changes or other events have come about because of their actions.


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Activity: Explore Western Expansion


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Goals

Find three different websites to use for your basic timeline. Compare these three websites to create a basic timeline of events and people that influenced the Era.

Directions

Choose a specific person from the Western Expansion Era. You will need to find at least five different websites that have information about your person. Take notes on your person in your notebook and keep track of your websites on the worklog.




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