Sixth Grade Social Studies
Unit Title: Westward Expansion
Unit Time Frame: 2-3 Weeks
During this unit, students will explore
topics relating to the Westward Expansion,
including new states/territories, Native
American conflicts, the Transcontinental
Railroad, and the Homesteaders Act.
--Westward migration was influenced by
geography and economic opportunity
--What factors influences westward migration?
--Define the developments linking the east and
--Identify major conflicts between Native
Americans and the settlers