A. Review the new unit scale for "Westward Expansion" and fill out the tracking sheet. Keep the tracking sheet in your folder.
B. Examine the three chapter intro maps on pages 309, 339, and 442 of your text, America History of Our Nation. With your group discuss the following question and write down the answers on your own paper. #23
What do you think are some of the positive and negative results of American westward expansion?
C. The painting below is called "American Progress." It is a visual representation of the United States' westward expansion. Examine the painting with your group. (The painting can as be found on page 196 of the History Alive! textbook.) Then discuss the questions below on the symbolism found in the painting and write down your answers on your own paper #23: Discussion Questions: 1. Look at the woman in white. What does she represent, and what does she bring west with her? 2. Who are the different peoples moving west, and why are they moving? 3. What new technologies helped connect the west? 4. What other symbolism do you see in the painting?
If you finish early, work on your Midwife's Tale Essay that is due next week.
Thurs-Mon. and Thurs., April 3-7 &10 ***The Midwife's Tale essay is due Mon/Tues.!
3. Afterwards, you will begin your QR code expedition that will help you understand the purpose and experiences of Lewis and Clark's journey across the Louisiana Purchase. Scan the "GATEWAY" QR code and then complete the task in the classroom. Have the teacher check you answers.
4. When complete, Head outside to continue your journey. There are three more QR codes outside around the courtyard. *The Elements * Wildlife *Friend or Foe You will need to find each and complete the tasks. The order of completion does not matter. The codes are near *building 5 *the walkway by the Cafeteria *on the vegetation in the courtyard.
5. When you have finished the tasks outside, have the teacher check your work. Then you may return to the classroom and complete the "Legacy" task. Instead of using the Puppet Pals app, you can draw a cartoon or write a poem that explains the same information. 6. When complete, turn in your work. Explore the "Manifest Destiny" app on the iPad.
#26 “Westward video.” Draw a t-chart and label the left side “Motivations to move west” and the right side “Hardships on the frontier.” Watch America:Story of Us "Westward" episode and take notes on your t-chart. If you were absent the video can be found on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxRXn8wSJlg
April 11-17 On days that you are not FCATing: (if the Module tabs don't work on TreeOfEd, thry refreshing the page or use this link: http://www.mrdhistory.com/index.html and scroll down until you find the topic.
3. Mod 3. The Indian Removal Act: A. Read the introduction B. Read the info for each of the 5 groups. C. Pick one group (Cherokees, Andrew Jackson Administration, Plantation Owners, Missionaries and Northern Reformers, or Black Seminoles) and answer the following questions:
1.Do you support the Indian Removal Bill? Why or why not? 2.How will you be affected if this bill passes? If it does not pass? 3.What will you do if Congress passes this bill? What will you do if Congress does not pass this bill? 4.Create 2 questions for each of the remaining 4 groups. What would you ask each group to challenge or show support their position on Indian Removal. (8 questions total)
Mon/Tues., April 21-22: America: History of Our Nation text (log in instructions posted on home tab above) A. Read chapter 13.3 “Conflict with Mexico” page 454-459 Answer: *Pg. 456 Texas Independence Map Master questions A and B * Pg. 458 Growth of U.S. Map Master questions A and B * Pg. 459 Check your Progress questions 1-6
B. Read chapter 13.4 “A Rush to the West” page 462-467 Answer: * Pg. 467 Check your Progress questions 1ab & 2ab
Learning Goal: Students will understand cause, course, and consequences of United States westward expansion.