Author:
Katie Blunt, Jami Gardner
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
Learning Menu, Nearpod, Nearpodlesson, Nearpodsocialstudies, U.S. Westward Expansion, Westward Expansion
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Westward Expansion Learning Menu

Westward Expansion Learning Menu

Overview

In this student-facing resource, students will learn about events that motivated the territorial expansion of the United States. The resource is organized as a learning menu, allowing students to choose the resources they would like to explore to learn the concepts. The options include links to Nearpod presentations and interactives.

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

US 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.

GUIDING QUESTION

Guiding Question - What motivated settlers to move west?

MAIN COURSE

Main Course

1. Nearpod Lesson.  This is a full Nearpod lesson.  It will take approx. 45min-1 hour to complete.  Please allow time to complete the entire lesson.  

Westward Expansion and the Gold Rush

CHECKOUT

Checkout

Rubric

Use this Rubric to evaluate your learning.

Reflection Draw It.

Use this Draw It activity to reflect on today’s lesson.