Grade 8: Westward Expansion

Aligns to the TEKS Resource System, Unit 7, Westward Expansion - From Sea to Shinning Sea 1780s-1850s

With these resources, students will learn about the concept of Manifest Destiny, the acquisition of lands west of the Mississippi River, the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, and the increase of westward expansion due to the Mexican-American War. Students will use the historical inquiry process to assess sources for validity and bias.

Product type :
ISBN: 978-1-7253-9298-4
Classroom Collection: 6 copies of 6 books, 1 instructional guide, 6 copies of the graphic cards, 6 copies of 1 primary source, and task cards.
Single Copy Set: 1 copy of 6 books, 1 instructional guide, 1 graphic card, 1 primary source, and task cards.
eBook Set: 6 books, 1 instructional guide with task cards, 1 graphic card, and 1 primary source. eBook access includes unlimited, simultaneous access per classroom.

Instructional Materials

Each set includes the following instructional materials:

  • Instructional Guide: Provides teachers guidance of how they may use the resources included in each text set.
  • Graphic Cards: Supplements the books for students to explore the vocabulary, essential questions, and TEKS more deeply.
  • Task Cards: Present questions or statements aligned to the ELAR TEKS for students to respond to the reading they have completed.
  • Primary Source: Encourage students to seek better understanding through research.
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