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Showing Grade 5, Unit 8a, 1789-1850: Migration and Westward Expansion
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Native Americans in the West

Description: Using your knowledge of the Native American people of the West reflect on how their perspective of the Gold Rush differed from the pioneers and miners flooding California. Standards 4.3.3 adn 5.8.0

Author: Oakland Museum Gold Rush Exhibit

Lesson ID: 744

On This Day With Lewis and Clark

Description: During much of their journey, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had no idea what they would encounter next. And, in a sense, that is how everyone lives every day. The story of Lewis and Clark is the universal story of human beings dealing with the unexpected. It's also great entertainment with a compelling cast of characters--an adventure, a road trip, a buddy story. It's about teamwork and failure and success. It brims with history and science. Looking at historic maps of the West, students can begin to appreciate the immensity and mystery of the mission Lewis and Clark accepted. As "experts"investigating specific subjects assigned to Lewis by President Jefferson, students will conduct careful research and read brief diary entries of the men of the Corps. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Author: EDSITEment Staff, National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson ID: 779

Patty Reed's Doll

Description: This CyberGuide from the SCORE Language Arts project is a set of interdisciplinary web-based actvities to support the study of children's story "Patty Reed's Doll" by Rachael Laurgaard. Students reflect on the life and hardships faced by pioneers moving westward, especially about the struggles of the Donner Party. Standards 4.3.2 and 5.8.4

Author: Barbara Garrison, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 804

The Road to California - A Journey to Freedom

Description: In the years following the Gold Rush, California was viewed as a land of opportunity. Thousands joined the Westward Movement and journeyed to the "Golden State" in search of a better life. But not all who traveled the road to California came of their own accord. Although California entered the Union as a free state, its laws did not prohibit slave owners from bringing slaves into the state. Such was the case of Biddy Mason, who in 1853 walked to California behind her master's wagon train. Biddy Mason's journey to freedom is an inspiring chapter in American history. Your task is to help the Oakland Museum develop an exhibit about her remarkable story. Standards 4.3.4, 4.4.3, and 5.8.4

Author: Gail Desler, Oakland Museum of California

Lesson ID: 1071

Traveling the National Road

Description: Explore six brief readings and activities on the National Road to learn about the importance of road, its construction, the bridges and tollhouses and how they were maintained, and the types of people who traveled the road ad the accommodations that they found along the way. A glossary and timeline support your study. Standard 5.8.1

Author: Fort Necessity Education Director, National Park Service

Lesson ID: 1123

Welcome to the Settlement of the New World: A Brochure for Newcomers

Description: Learn about the settlement of the colonial borderlands through the experience of the Canary Islanders in Texas. Analyze the immigrant experience of the Islanders and consider their interactions with new peoples and environments on the colonial Texas frontier. Research themes include: economic development and opportunities; the challenges of climate and geography; interactions with Native Americans and other settler groups; frontier political and social institutions; and the roles of women, soldiers, and stock herders. Produce a brochure for use by the Canary Islanders. Standards 5.4.5, 5.8.5, and 8.8.5

Author: Sonia Yvonne Escobedo, Organization of American Historians

Lesson ID: 1212

Westward Ho! An Internet Webquest on the Oregon Trail

Description: As travelers journeyed westward over the Oregon Trail, they experienced a whole new world! However, the path was very difficult with death, disease, and destruction taking their toll on those taking part in the 'great migration.' Over a 25 year period more than a half million people went west on the Trail. Some went in search of farmland while others traveled in search of gold. The glory years of the Oregon Trail finally ended in 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed. In order to gain a more complete understanding of The Oregon Trail, you must put yourself in the shoes of the pioneers who made their way across our great country! By studying the experiences these people had, you will gain a great deal of knowledge about the history of the United States, especially westward expansion. If you are willing to take on the challenges of working in a group, researching diligently, and sharing your information with others then you are ready to embark on the journey ahead! Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Author: Mendy Ann Wheeler, University of Richmond

Lesson ID: 1213

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