Students explore the transformation of North America in the nineteenth century and probe this complicated and violent history, considering the major events and policies that accompanied U.S. territorial growth and the effects at a local level.
Settler Colonialism and Westward Expansion
Why teach about settler colonialism? This engaging session will examine readings, lessons, and videos in the Choices Program’s Westward Expansion: A New History unit. The unit introduces secondary students to the term “settler colonialism” in addition to the idea of “westward expansion” to emphasize the processes of Native removal and the acquisition of land by U.S. settlers.
Participants must be registered for the NCSS conference to attend.