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Westward Expansion
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1804 - Lewis and Clark Expedition (challenge)
(Student character interpretation)

Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

1838 - Trail of Tears (challenge)
Presidency of Martin Van Buren

1812 - Fort McHenry (challenge)
(Student character interpretation) | (Illustrated interpretation)

Presidency of James Madison


1843 - Oregon Trail (challenge)
(Student characters 1 and 2 interpretations)

Presidency of John Tyler

1811 - Steamboats / 1850 - Mississippi Steamboats (challenge)
(Student character interpretation)

Presidency of Millard Fillmore

1846 - Donner Party (challenge)
Presidency of James Knox Polk
1817 - Erie Canal (challenge)
Presidency of James Monroe

1848 - Gold Rush (challenge)
(Student character 1)
Presidency of James Knox Polk


1822 Santa Fe Trail (challenge)

1840s - 1860s - Mormon Trail (challenge)
1830s - Textile Mills (challenge)
(Student character 1 and character 2 )

Presidency of Andrew Jackson

1860 - Pony Express (challenge)
(Student character interpretation)

Presidency of James Buchanan
1836 - Fall of the Alamo (challenge)
(Alamo site)(Online story)


Presidency of Andrew Jackson

1864 - Transcontinental Railroad (challenge)
(Student character interpretation)
Presidency of Abraham Lincoln


NEW PUBLICATION AVAILABLE - From Caravels to the Constitution by Marjorie Duby.
(Purchase it at: Creative Teaching Press.)


Content: Blackline masters - Using word searches, hidden messages, analogies, anagrams, and creative puzzles, students will learn about history while they apply critical-thinking skills. This resource provides students with opportunities to organize and analyze information and to draw conclusions. Extension activities promote practical, informative, narrative, and expository writing skills to help meet the standards. 112 pages [LW405 - From Caravels to the Constitution - $13.99]


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