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US History

Through an exploration of Manifest Destiny, students assess its influence on westward expansion, including the annexation of the Louisiana Territory, Florida, Texas and the resulting Mexican War, Oregon Country, and New Mexico/ California.

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In this unit students explore the extension of democracy and Native American removal during the Age of Jackson. They also explore how Jackson used the power of the presidency to attack the Bank of the United States and its favoritism toward the wealthy elite. Students then focus on westward expansion, examining art and other primary sources to assess the treatment of Native Americans.

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In this unit students will become familiar with some important abolitionists that were inherent in the fight to end slavery in the mid 1800s. They will know what abolition was as well as be able to discuss its impact on the issues leading to the Civil War.

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This lesson is part of a larger unit on colonization of the English Colonies in the New World. The goal of this lesson is to address key ideas and themes from one of the first established colonies - Massachusetts Bay. In particular, the motivation for founding and the general layout and routine of the colonists.

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This unit focuses on the four tribal regions of native Americans in the United States. These regions are: Pacific Northwest, Desert Southwest, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands. The goal of this unit is to emphasize geographic, religious, legislative and economic differences and similarities between each region, and discuss the cultural traditions of each region.

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This fifth grade Social Studies unit focuses on the life of the people living in North America before the European exploration in general, and on the life in the Woodlands region in specific. It is a blended unit with a variety of activities. Some activities are individual activities and some are group.

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Manifest Destiny was an idea first articulated in 1845 and popular in the United States during the early part of the 19th century.  This doctrine expressed the belief that the expansion of the United States throughout the Americas was inevitable and justified - by God according to some.

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A map of Washington DC was created in 1851 - a time of relative peace in the United States. Millard Fillmore was president, California had just become a state, and the Capitol building was undergoing an expansion project to accommodate the nation’s growing size.

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This activity explores deforestation trends and patterns.

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