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. growth and the effects at a local level.
Westward Expansion: A New History
How does perspective affect the “story” of U.S. westward expansion? The Choices Program’s Westward Expansion unit (revision forthcoming in Spring 2021) includes ten innovative lessons, each of which sharpens a different skill. Throughout the unit, students consider multiple perspectives on interactions between diverse Indigenous groups, as well as between Indigenous groups and U.S. settlers.
We’ll experience a lesson or two from the unit and we’ll also review other Choices Program curricular materials for bringing Indigenous voices into the classroom, including lessons from our A New Nation unit and The American Revolution unit.
This is a free webinar.
Participants will receive lessons from the curriculum unit.
This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.