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Growing Pains (Westward Expansion) Lesson Plan & Rubric   Tags: blog westward expansion ss  

Students will take on the identity of a 19th century character and create a blog detailing the events they may encounter during the time period.
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Growing Pains Lesson Plan


Research Topics Westward Expansion (1800-1850)

Westward Expansion: 1800-1850


  • Early presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe,John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, John Tyler, James Polk 
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition (Sacajawea)
  • War of 1812
  • Gold Rush
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Native American Conflicts/Trail of Tears
  • Underground Railroad
  • Constitution/Bill of Rights
  • Beginning of Industrialization (Women and Children in factories)
  • Railroads/Canals
  • Mexican War
  • Texas Revolution
  • Oregon Trail

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