Unit 5


Sixth Grade Social Studies

Unit 5

Unit Title: Westward Expansion
Unit Time Frame: 2-3 Weeks

Unit Overview: 
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.



Essential Learning:

--Westward migration was influenced by 
  geography and economic opportunity
--What factors influences westward migration?


Key Concepts:
--Define the developments linking the east and
  the west
--Identify major conflicts between Native 
  Americans and the settlers





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