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: A Curriculum from the Choices Program
In recent years, scholars have reexamined the history of the West by focusing on Native American groups. With limited sources, they have struggled to piece together histories that do not generalize the experiences of Native Americans, and that accurately portray complicated interactions that occurred. This unit, Westward Expansion: A New History, considers major events and policies that accompanied U.S. westward growth in the nineteenth century. Students also explore this history on a local level in southern Arizona.
This session is not a content lecture. Rather, it looks at the readings, lessons, and videos that make up this 10-day curriculum.
This session will take place in the Choices Program’s virtual booth at the NCHE 2021 Virtual Conference. Participants will receive tips and ideas for integrating this curriculum unit into their classes.
This workshop is appropriate for high school history and other social studies educators, including IB and AP educators. High school humanities teachers often use our materials and are also invited to attend.