American History, Western Expansion Project Ideas and Classroom Activities Illustration

Western Expansion Classroom Activities and Project Ideas

 

These are classroom activities and project ideas for kids and teachers to use in your unit study of Western Expansion and the Oregon Trail. These activities and projects can be adjusted for any grade. We hope you'll find some ideas you can use.

Project: Western Expansion Project - Group activity, Searching for Gold, Pioneers Traveling by Wagon, Member of Cherokee Nation Forced to Oklahoma, Slave Escaping from South Carolina to New York, with templates for student use. Clear instructions.

Project: Western Expansion Group Project with handouts and clear instructions for students

Projects: Western Expansion Projects (from Clover Schools) - Pack Your Wagon, Too Good to Be True, Who Was That, Gameboard Maker

Projects: Western Expansion - Projects, handouts, pretest

Activities: Western Expansion Handouts - Activities

Debate: US Western Expansion, group activity, debate prep and debate with downloads, Middle School

Simulation: Decision Making on a Wagon Train

Projects: Western Expansion Projects

Activity: Gold Seekers Brochure - Entice miners west so that you can benefit from their work, with handouts

Inquiry Based Project: Did America achieve the "American Dream" through Manifest Destiny?

Choose Your Own Adventure from over 70 different classroom activities and possible assignments

Western Expansion Lesson Plans and Units with Classroom Activities and Project Ideas

Interactive Western Expansion Free Games

Western Expansion Powerpoints

Western Expansion for Kids