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Social Studies - 5th Grade
Standard 4 Objective 1
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will use primary source materials to investigate significant events in American History of the 19th Century.
Teacher needs general knowledge of the following content: the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the California Gold Rush, Treaties with American Indians, the Trail of Tears, the Homestead Act, the Oregon Trail, and the Spanish Trail. It would be helpful to understand how to find and use primary sources.
Basic understanding of U.S. geography and research skills, i.e. encyclopedia, atlas, internet.
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the motivation for each of the following events in U.S. History and the significance for each.
Differentiation ELL write 1 sentence Regular write a paragraph.
Then the students could identify the result or consequences of the historical event.
The following Web Sites have wonderful resources for teachers and/or students to use in any part of this lesson.