All of the components of the learning process are included in this interactive digital lesson that focuses on the essential question: "How did Americans justify Westward Expansion?" Students will have the opportunity to engage, explore, explain, apply, share, reflect and extend their understanding as 21st century learners.
- To engage students in the activity, they analyze a primary source image illustrating America's movement west.
- They then create a mind map to organize their learning as they explore a variety of resources.
- Students explain their learning by analyzing a primary source document.
- To apply their learning, students choose from a variety of activities using numerous learning styles.
- Students then share their products and reflect on their own learning process.
This resource includes both a Word and a Google Doc version of the Hyperdoc. You will get a link to the Google Doc version of this activity. It will ask you to make a copy of the document when you open it. You will then be able to edit the document if desired. You can share the document with students or post it as an assignment on Google Classroom. If you assign it through Classroom, be sure to click the "copy for each student" option.
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