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1. Pioneer life 2. The Homestead Act 3. Life in a soddie 4. Exodusters 5. Cowboy Life 6. Cattle drives 7. California Gold Rush 8. Boomtowns and Ghost towns 9. Entrepreneurs

Westward Expansion - Pioneer Life {with Scaffolded Notes}

1. Pioneer life 2. The Homestead Act 3. Life in a soddie 4. Exodusters 5. Cowboy Life 6. Cattle drives 7. California Gold Rush 8. Boomtowns and Ghost towns 9. Entrepreneurs

Westward Expansion Interactives & SmartBoard Lessons

Young's Bouncy "A" - Westward Expansion Interactives & SmartBoard Lessons

This 4 page Westward Expansion study guide can be used for a variety of purposes in your classroom: unit review, unit assessment, group activity, etc.  It is easy to use, concise, and visually appealing.

Westward Expansion Study Guide

This 4 page Westward Expansion study guide can be used for a variety of purposes in your classroom: unit review, unit assessment, group activity, etc. It is easy to use, concise, and visually appealing.

Your students will never be "bored" in social studies again if you make the history come alive!  This interactive PowerPoint presentation captures student attention.The lesson includes 20 slides that include pictures, interactive websites, and video clips. The lesson covers the following topics:   1. Pioneer life 2. The Homestead Act 3. Life in a Soddie 4. Life on the Great Plains 5. Exodusters and Sodbusters  $

Westward Expansion - Pioneer Life {with Scaffolded Notes}

Your students will never be "bored" in social studies again if you make the history come alive! This interactive PowerPoint presentation captures student attention.The lesson includes 20 slides that include pictures, interactive websites, and video clips. The lesson covers the following topics: 1. Pioneer life 2. The Homestead Act 3. Life in a Soddie 4. Life on the Great Plains 5. Exodusters and Sodbusters $

History and Language Arts combined!  Contains: FOUR 1 OR 2-page reading passages on Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo; four pages of reading comprehension questions (one for each passage), and teacher’s keys.     EACH INDIVIDUAL TOPIC CAN BE USED FOR A QUICK SAMPLE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS, Independent Reading, Homework or Supplemental Homeschool Worksheet.  The passages can be used for CLOSE READING with other non-fiction graphic organizers!    14 pages $ Grades 4-7 and homeschool

BUNDLE - Reading Passages and Comprehension - Frontier, Davy Crockett, the Alamo

The product contains: FOUR reading passages (one or two pages each) of informational text on Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo; FOUR pages of reading comprehension questions (one for each passage);

Oklahoma land run scene from "Far and Away" with Tom Cruise. Great quick clip for US expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Homestead Act.

Oklahoma land run scene from Far and Away with Tom Cruise. Great quick clip for US expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Homestead Act.

I show my students this clip from "Far and Away" when discussing Westward Expansion. They love it and it provides some great discussion!

The Oklahoma Land Rush scene from the movie "Far and Away." I show this to my students when I teach Westward Expansion.

This amazing PowerPoint covers the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad in amazing 3D! It includes lots of gorgeous, visually-engaging 3D images. With a class set of cheap red/cyan glasses, your students will never forget this amazing lesson!

The Transcontinental Railroad in 3D

This amazing PowerPoint covers the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad in amazing It includes lots of gorgeous, visually-engaging images. With a class set of cheap red/cyan glasses, your students will never forget this amazing lesson!

Cheap stretchy book covers used as chair pockets in classroom to hold journals or whiteboards & markers... cool.  These are super inexpensive at back-to-school time.

I use stretchy book covers to hold whiteboards, a black sock (eraser), and a marker. Don't put too much in the pocket or it will stretch. Love the black sock idea.

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