ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Following the Revolutionary War, the newly formed United States started to grow which led to a need for more resources.
- Westward expansion was driven by this need for resources alongside the desire of citizens to own more land and the idealogy of Manifest Destiny.
- While westward expansion led to the growth and development of the modern United States, like colonization and exploration, Native Americans were forced off their lands, contributing to continued tensions and years of injustice that have yet to be resolved.
- Westward expansion followed the American Revolution, leaving tensions with Britain which led to the War of 1812.
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In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about westward expansion, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about westward expansion are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.