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Westward Expansion Printables

 

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Westward Expansion Scavenger Hunt on MrNussbaum.com

This exercise requires students to visit connected pages on MrNussbaum.com to answer questions about westward expansion.

   

Lewis and Clark Discoveries

This exercise requires students to read quotes from the journal of Meriwether Lewis and to find three interesting discoveries.

   

Lewis and Clark – the Dynamic Duo

This printable exercise requires students to compare Lewis and Clark to other "dynamic duos" in literature, movies, or even sports.

   

The Lost Journal Pages of Meriwether Lewis

This activity requires students to think of other "discoveries" that the world may have missed from the Lewis and Clark Expedition because it was found that there are lost pages from Lewis’ journal.

 

Lewis and Clark and Native Americans Geography

This printout requires students to cut and paste the names of the Native American groups encountered by Lewis and Clark to their correct places on the map.

   
Lewis and Clark and the Climb

Lewis and Clark – The Climb

This printout requires students to consider a time when they thought they were at the cusp of finishing something great, only to learn there was MUCH more work to do.

   
Lewis and Clark and the Climb

Missouri River States

This printout shows students the course of the Mississippi River and requires them to label the states in which the river flows.

   

Louisiana Purchase States

This printout requires students to indentify the eventual states carved from the Louisiana Purchase

   

Sacagawea Reading Comprehension

This printable reading comprehension passage and question set is perfect for kids in grades 4 and up. There are ten multiple choice questions. Answers can be found here.

   

Trail of Tears Reading Comprehension

This printable reading comprehension passage and question set is perfect for kids in grades 4 and up. There are ten multiple choice questions. Answers can be found here.

   
Manifest Destiny

Oh, Columbia!

This activity requires students to analyze the iconic painting by John Gast and to find examples of how the symbols within portray the values of Manifest Destiny

   

Mr. Polk’s War

This activity requires students to stage a fictional conversation between James K. Polk and a certain famous Congressman about their disagreements over the real reasons for the Mexican-American War.

   

Manifest Destiny Complete Lesson Plan

This is a complete ninety minutelesson plan for teaching Manifest Destiny with mrnussbaum.com materials. It includes background information, suggestions for discussion, important vocbulary and connections, script for teaching, the maps labeled below (with answer sheet), and the informational text sheet.

   
American in 1848

America in 1848 Label-me Map

This is a map that requires students to label the states and territories of the United States as they were in 1848. You can also print out a blank 1848 map.

   
Lewis and Clark and the Climb

Histomatics! – Making a Scatterplot

This printable activity requires students to review data showing the population decline of the American Bison during Westward Expansion, and to plot the decline on a graph.