Author:
Jill
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Adobe Spark Page
  • Lesson Plan
  • Timeline
  • Westward Expansion
  • adobe-ccexpress
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Westward Expansion Timeline Adobe Spark Page

    Westward Expansion Timeline Adobe Spark Page

    Overview

    This lesson plan is designed to help middle school teachers teach their students create an Adobe Spark Page Western Expansion Timeline. The activites in the lesson can be completed in two class periods (45 min each). The lesson plan is created by the author (Jill Anderson) using resources from Adobe Spark and Creative Commons.

    Summary

    This lesson plan is designed to help middle school teachers teach their students create an Adobe Spark Page Western Expansion Timeline. The activites in the lesson can be completed in two class periods (45 min each). The lesson plan is created by the author (Jill Anderson) using resources from Adobe Spark and Creative Commons.

    Background for Teachers

     

    • To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of... Westward Expansion and Adobe Spark Page
    • You will need knowledge about key people/concepts/vocabulary about Westward Expansion
    • The following resources can help you teach this topic.. Tutorial on Adobe Spark Page ( See Attachments) Articles on Gold Rush and Westward Expansion

    Additional resources and lesson plans can be found below.

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

     

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will be able to create a timeline in Adobe Spark Page about the 10 main events of Westward Expanion
    •  Students will be able to use images from Creative Commons, their own photos and photos off of Adobe Spark Page

    Success Criteria

    • Students will...
    • Students will create an Adobe Spark Page Timeline. The timeline will include 10 images, dates, pictures of the main events of Westward Expanion

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

     

    Student Background Knowledge

    * Prior to this lesson, students will have a basic understanding of Westward Expansion and giving credit to their photo sources. 

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    If needed, teachers could have students Think, Pair, Share about Westward Expansion events, scafold instruction and frequently check for student understanding.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Westward Expanion Adobe Page Timeline

    Lesson Plan for Grade 8, U.S. History

    Prepared by Mrs. Anderson

    OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

    Students will create an Adobe Spark Page establishing main events and time periods of Western Expansion

    EDUCATION STANDARD

    1. U.S. I Standard 6.1: Students will compare and contrast historians’ interpretations of the ideas, resources, and events that motivated the territorial expansion of the United States. Guided Question: Why did settlers move West?

    OBJECTIVES

    1. Students will be able to identify reasons for Westward Expanion and place them in chronological order

    MATERIALS NEEDED

    1. Chromebook with internet access
    2. Access to Adobe Spark Page

    During Instruction

    Directions

    1. Discuss what is meant by chronological order
    2. Show students my example of Adobe Spark Page Westward Expanion Timeline
    3. Show Adobe Spark Page Tutorial Video to students
    4. Students should go through their classnotes, history textbook or use the internet to find ten important events that took place during Westward Expansion. 
    5. Students should write down each event and time period and their piece of paper
    6. Students should go to Adobe Spark Page to begin their project. 
    7. Students should find photos, using the Adobe Spark Page, that would work for each time period. Students may also use the Creative Commons to find photos or use their own
    8. Remind students to give proper credit to their picture sources
    9. Students should create their project
    10. Students submit their project to the teacher

     

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    The assessment will be the finished product of the Adobe Spark Page

    Rubric is attached