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.
Westward Expansion: A New History
The Choices Program is partnering with UNC World View to introduce an important curriculum unit to North Carolina educators. Westward Expansion: A New History explores how different groups in the West experienced U.S. expansion and invasion and includes lessons on geography, Indian primary sources, rewriting history, and more to help students learn about legends, calendar sticks, and Native perspectives on U.S. westward expansion. This unit introduces students to the term “settler colonialism” in addition to the idea of “westward expansion” to emphasize the processes of Native removal and the taking of land by U.S. settlers.
NOTE: This event will begin at 4 pm EST.Co-sponsored by UNC World View
Participants (North Carolina educators) will receive access to a one-year Digital Editions license for the Westward Expansion: A New History curriculum unit. Participants also qualify for 0.5 CEU/5 PDCH.
This workshop is open to North Carolina educators. This curriculum unit is best suited for use in middle schools, high schools, and community colleges.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am that I was able to attend your workshop and move forward with a new tool.” – Eimear, Workshop Participant, Barcelona