Westward Expansion Thematic Unit
information, resources, and pictures on how to teach a thematic unit on Manifest Destiny for 8th Grade Social Studies
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A history on the Alamo cannon.
12 flash cards to study important aspects of the Texas revolution
A list of important people of the Texas revolution with a brief explanation of why each made the list.
A song about the Texas revolution. There's no music to go with it, so it might be fun to work with students and figure out what tune this song could be sung to. I couldn't pin this link since there are no images to pin: http://masterdonalson.blogspot.com/2009/09/texas-revolution-song_23.html texa histori, song, texas history, students, pillow, flag, mouth, texan scream, river
A song about the Texas revolution. There's no music to go with it, so it might be fun to work with students and figure out what tune this song could be sung to. I couldn't pin this link since there are no images to pin: masterdonalson.bl...
This was a really cool video that gives useful information as to what led up to westward expansion that would work as an intro video
This is a great activity you can play with the students. After they learn about what the travelers west had to deal with moving west they can make their own game similar to the idea of "Oregon Trails" labs, school, westward movement, board games, oregon trail, assessment, westward expans, game boards, social studies
This is a great activity you can play with the students. After they learn about what the travelers west had to deal with moving west they can make their own game similar to the idea of "Oregon Trails"
This was a really cool animated gif that shows the expansion west and how the United States formed to how it is today.
This is the famous painting that expressed the idea of manifest destiny. It also links to wikipedia description which the teacher should review beforehand to make sure that they too believe what is it saying before showing their students.
This takes the students to a website that is filled with loads of information that is great for kids. Allowing the kids to view this website allows them view more information about the topics covered in class.
Google Image of nighttime population distribution. discussion prompt about the differences in East and Western US and how it influences distributions
The Flags of the Texas Revolution - Short summary of how/why there were so many Texas flags during the revolution as well as a brief description for each pictured
Western Expansion - FREE American History Lesson Plans & Games for Kids - This would be a great resource for a teacher during a Westward Expansion unit. It has something for students and teachers over several Westward Expansion topics.