The unit we will study next is designed to take the student back in time to the days during westward expansion after the Civil War. The students will learn about the hardships and joys of the westward movement. They will realize how our country dramatically changed and grew with the help of the homesteaders, cowboys, railroads, immigrants, outlaws and entertainers.
The assessment will consist of a variety of student-constructed projects and activities. There will be one test at the end of the unit.
Homework for this unit: Students should make flashcards for all packet information as soon as we complete a chapter in class. Students will complete notes for each chapter, and answers will be checked in class. Students should study these a few minutes each day.