Grade 8: Westward Expansion
Aligns to the TEKS Resource System, Unit 7, Westward Expansion - From Sea to Shinning Sea 1780s-1850s
With these resources, students will learn about the concept of Manifest Destiny, the acquisition of lands west of the Mississippi River, the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, and the increase of westward expansion due to the Mexican-American War. Students will use the historical inquiry process to assess sources for validity and bias.
Each set includes the following instructional materials:
- Instructional Guide: Provides teachers guidance of how they may use the resources included in each text set.
- Graphic Cards: Supplements the books for students to explore the vocabulary, essential questions, and TEKS more deeply.
- Task Cards: Present questions or statements aligned to the ELAR TEKS for students to respond to the reading they have completed.
- Primary Source: Encourage students to seek better understanding through research.