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
Join the Choices Program to explore the revised (2021) Westward Expansion: A New History unit which introduces 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. The unit privileges Native voices that are often left out of history and challenges common misconceptions and generalizations. An overview of additional Choices resources that highlight Native perspectives will also be provided.
This session is part of the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS) conference, which will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.Co-sponsored by Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies
Participants will receive a complimentary six-month Digital Editions license to the Westward Expansion unit from the Choices Program.
This workshop is open to all middle and high school educators who are participating in the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS) conference.